The EU launched a new energy strategy to reduce the use of Russian gas imports just as the UK announced it would phase out such imports, and the US imposed a ban as well
8 March 2022
The European Union has unveiled a plan to cut out two thirds of its Russian gas imports by the end of the year, in a major pivot to alternative gas sources and renewable energy following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“It’s abundantly clear we are too dependent on Russia for our energy needs,” said Frans Timmermans at the European Commission in a press briefing on 8 March. “The answer to this concern for our [energy] security lies in renewable energy and diversification …