Center for German and European Studies

How We End Our Fatal Dependence on Fossil Gas from Russia or Anywhere

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
12 - 1:30pm Eastern Time (US)
Zoom Webinar


About the Event

Fossil fuel factory at sunsetThe Russian invasion of Ukraine and the energy crisis that followed have underlined Europe’s fatal dependence on fossil energy imports, whether oil and gas from Russia or LNG from Qatar. Europe can only get out of this quandary by accelerating the transition towards 100 percent renewables. In the meantime, pressing energy shortages that private households and industry may face during the coming winters, should be addressed by massive energy saving and efficiency efforts first and foremost. Additional fossil energy infrastructure, including LNG terminals to replace Russian gas, should be planned in a way that overcapacities and lock in effects can be avoided, with a limited timeline and with achieving our climate goals in mind.

About the Speaker

Headshot of speaker SaschaSince January 2015, Sascha Müller-Kraenner has served as Executive Director/CEO of Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V., DUH). DUH is a leading environment and consumer advo-cacy organization that works mostly at the German state and national as well as on the European level. He is also a founding partner and board member to Ecologic Institute, a non-profit applied environmen-tal policy research institute with offices in Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC.