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Rise of renewables: How the Ukraine war has changed global energy policies

August 11, 2022


UNSW expert Renate Egan explains how countries around the world have reacted to the oil and gas supply chain issues caused by the fallout of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Fears about energy independence in the wake of the war in Ukraine that caused an oil and gas supply crisis have accelerated the global transition to renewable energy.

But the cost savings offered by solar and wind power are also a major influence in the switch to greener and cleaner electricity, according to UNSW expert Professor Renate Egan.