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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is threatening to undermine the European Union’s climate and energy objectives. Instead of accelerating the phase-out of fossil fuels, European policymakers are focused on securing the supply of oil and gas in order to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and avoid an economic downturn.

The twin priorities of ending energy dependency on Russia and avoiding an economic downturn threaten to have long-term implications for Europe’s energy goals.

During this webinar, our expert panel will answer:

  • Will the European Union’s energy plans become more accommodative for oil and gas use in order to avoid social and economic unrest?
  • Will the impact of the war fuel member state division regarding the European Union’s future energy priorities?
  • Will the energy crisis enhance or reduce the appetite for investment in renewables?
  • Will investment in nuclear energy become a priority for more countries as a means of reducing emissions and becoming energy self-sufficient?

A discussion between: 

  • Ross McCracken, Freelance Energy Analyst and Consultant; Member of the Oxford Analytica Expert Network
  • Mark Hibbs, Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Member of the Oxford Analytica Expert Network
  • Erik Jones, Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Member of the Oxford Analytica Expert Network

Chair: Nick Redman, Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica

Background briefings

Each session is supported by a background briefing curated by our team of expert analysts who produce our flagship publication, the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. These in-depth briefings are circulated to attendees in advance of each call and are available as written articles published in the Daily Brief.

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