Russia-Ukraine Crisis Archives - State of the Planet

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NATO’s Cold Response and the Implications of Militarization in the Arctic

Russia’s decline of the observer invitation and the deaths of several marines underscore the seriousness of the circumstances which surround the event this year. 

by |June 8, 2022
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How the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Impact Food Security

Harry Verhoeven, senior research scholar with Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, answers questions about the implications for the world’s least developed countries.

by Harry Verhoeven |April 21, 2022
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Why Flotillas of U.S. Natural Gas or Heat Pumps Can’t Rescue Europe from Its Putin-Driven Gas Crisis

Europe has to save itself from its energy emergency, but Congress can address today’s political and geopolitical jolts with a smart, stripped-down energy and climate bill.

by |April 6, 2022
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The Risk of Russian Cyberattacks on US Energy Infrastructure

The war has heightened concerns that Russia could attack energy infrastructure in retaliation for the U.S.’s support of Ukraine. In this Q&A, scholars examine this prospect and how energy companies might respond.

by |April 1, 2022
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Can Nuclear Generation Help Reduce European Reliance on Russian Gas?

There are a few actions policy makers can take to increase nuclear power and reduce Europe’s dependence on gas.

by Anne-Sophie Corbeau |March 16, 2022
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How Deep Is Europe’s Dependence on Russian Oil?

A global research scholar with the Center on Global Energy Policy answers questions about how deep Europe’s dependence on Russia is and how this adverse relationship developed.

by Anne-Sophie Corbeau |March 14, 2022

Ukraine Demonstrates the Problem With Nuclear Power

The technology we depend on needs to be resilient, reliable, and as safe as possible. Nuclear power fails those tests, as the war in this nuclear energy-dependent nation demonstrates.

by |March 14, 2022

The Impact of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine on Climate Change Policy

While we scramble for energy supplies to replace Russia’s fossil fuels, the long-term impact of this war could and should be increased demand for renewable energy. For now, the people of Ukraine deserve our help and prayers.

by |March 7, 2022
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Climate School Experts on the Ukraine Crisis

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine unfolds, scholars offer their insights into what it means for the clean energy transition, food security, public health, and efforts to curb climate change.

by |February 28, 2022