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Powering the Future: energy security in a time of transition (Aspen Institute)
8 June 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The outbreak of war between Russia-Ukraine has given rise to a series of energy dilemmas for Britain, the European Union and their allies. The EU imported 40% of natural gas from Russia in 2019, a figure almost identical to Britain’s 39%. With so many states heavily reliant on Russian imports for their energy production, the invasion of Ukraine has prompted a scramble for a wide-ranging re-think of energy and security policy.
Key to this re-evaluation is the need for new strategic alliances between states to meet energy needs and to continue with the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Will this crisis mean Britain and the EU succeed in forming new alliances to achieve their energy policy objectives? Who might these future allies be? And in a world of interdependence, how can states find the right balance between forming strategic energy partnerships and autonomous energy production?
This public webinar organised by the Aspen Institute will see a panel of energy experts discuss the relationship between energy and national security, and consider what the future of energy co-operation between Britain, the EU and their allies could look like.