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June 23, 2022

Russian Gas, Green Technology, and the Great Sacrifice

By Sarah J. Lohmann US Army War College

Dr. Sarah Lohmann, at The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (GJIA), June 2022  

This article argues that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the long-term energy dependencies on Moscow that Europe’s fledgling green technology will not be able to fix in the short term. While the crisis does have the power to speed their development, many renewables are not yet cyber-secured and leave even more vulnerabilities for Moscow to exploit. Europe’s late awakening to the geopolitical ramifications of its decades-long dependencies could provide hope for long-term energy source diversification …

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