IEA Chief: Europe Has to Cut Gas Use or Face Brutal Winter
Fatih Birol spoke with FP about the current energy crisis, Russia’s use of the energy weapon, and why the 1970s aren’t quite back.
As Russia tightens its chokehold on Europe’s gas supply, the continent has been buckling under the weight of one of its worst-ever energy crises. Sky-high prices have forced many European leaders to grapple with painful measures—rationing, bailouts, and even a return to coal power—while others have scrambled to secure new agreements with Azerbaijan, Algeria, and the United Arab Emirates in a last-ditch effort to shore up their own supplies.
Christina Lu is a reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @christinafei
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