Russia's Road To Economic Ruin - Forbes
The unprecedented volatility in energy prices of the last few years, and the policy imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have produced deep uncertainty about the future of energy, and especially about the future of fossil fuels. A broad shift toward lower-carbon alternatives is now well under way, but on its current path, is happening too slowly to achieve the reductions in emissions that scientists consider essential to slow the pace of global warming. Energy prices will continue to be volatile, due to the inherent lags in bringing new capacity on line in a time of sharp shifts in
Ukraine crisis: Russia and sanctions - BBC News
The future global economy is likely to consume ever more energy, especially with the rising energy demand of developing countries such as China and India. At the same time, the tremendous risk of climate change associated with the use of fossil fuels makes supplying this energy increasingly difficult.
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