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    Can Europe replace Russian gas supply?

    Can Europe replace Russian gas supply?
    Khangzhen Leow - Senior Sustainability Analyst

    Khangzhen Leow

    Senior Sustainability Analyst
    Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, PhD - Head of Sustainability Research

    Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, PhD

    Head of Sustainability Research

    As Europe’s energy crisis escalates – with Germany rescuing domestic providers and regional policymakers seeking a 15% reduction in consumption – all options to compensate for the loss of Russian gas flow are being considered. What are they, and will they suffice?

     

    Need to know

    • Increasing liquified natural gas imports, maximising energy storage and reducing heating demand while accelerating renewables development are key for Europe this winter
    • Policy responses are fluid but follow a consistent theme: non-Russian energy supply must increase while demand is reduced
    • We assess how effectively Europe’s replacement options can compensate for lost Russian gas supply, and take financial costs and environmental impacts into account

     

    Two scenarios

    In this research paper, we investigate two outlooks – an optimistic case in which all replacement measures are implemented, and a central case that recognises the potential for political, technical and economic constraints to cause friction.

    Based on this analysis, we answer the question: can Europe withstand a winter without Russian gas?

    To read our research, please use the download button provided.

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