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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

In a recent article written for The Conversation, Trevelyan Wing, C-EENRG Researcher and PhD Candidate in the Department of Land Economy, discusses the impact of Russian invasion in Ukraine on Germany's climate agenda under a new goverment. In the article, he notes that Germany’s energy transition has for years been predicated on the notion of Russian gas as a “bridge fuel” between a coal-powered past and renewable future, but this bridge has now collapsed as a result of the war in Eastern Europe due to supply concerns and sanctions. While this certainly threatens previous climate agenda of the German government, Trevelyan Wing argues that a "proportionate and graduated Russian energy embargo, intelligently conceived, could present a unique opportunity for Germany to pursue alternative means of powering its energy transition far into the future."

Read the full article on The Conversation: Why Russian gas could disrupt Germany’s plan for a bolder climate agenda