The reduction of the EU’s dependency on Russian gas should lead to a new impulse in renewable energy deployment and implementation of energy efficiency measures. In this briefing, E3G and Ember explore the potential consequences of the EU’s Russian gas phase-out plans, especially for the EU power sector, and how this can open a new chapter in the EU’s climate ambitions and geopolitical position.
The elements explored in this briefing are:
- How ambition to phase out Russian gas dependency is increasing
- How Russian gas phase-out is bringing higher renewables and energy efficiency targets within reach
- How phasing out Russian gas imports can boost the EU’s global leadership
- How the reduction of the EU’s energy system exposure to Russian gas will require a solid implementation framework in the new renewables and energy efficiency Directives