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Gerard Reid is a leading authority on energy and mobility and the co-host of "Redefining Energy", the #1 most listened to podcast on energy topics. He is also founding partner of Alexa Capital, Senior Fellow at the Institute of the Environment of the University of Minnesota and a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum.

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The 1,600 TWh Challenge: How Europe can survive without Russian Gas

As it stands, Russia supplies some on average 1,600TWh of gas per year to Europe which represents 40% of Europe’s needs. There is probably about 300TWh in storage in Europe right now meaning we need to find 1,300TWh over the next 12 months. How can we do it?

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Why we need to Rewire Europe and learn from past energy policy mistakes
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Gerard Reid

Why we need to Rewire Europe and learn from past energy policy mistakes

Environmental Sustainability

Politics and energy have never been far apart. In fact, if you look at history, energy is often the reason why war have started (think the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003). Energy access has also been the reason why wars have been won and lost (WW2 for instance). What the Russian invasion of Ukraine is showing is how utterly dependent Europe is on Russia for not only natural gas, but also oil and coal. And what those tanks have done is to brake the trust between Germany and Russia. That is a real game changer for European geopolitics and energy. This begs the question what should Europe do? In a nutshell, we need to REWIRE EUROPE. 

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Why we need to Rewire Europe and learn from past energy policy mistakes


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