Blog: MEPs’ call to end Russian energy imports throws spotlight on green transition

The European Parliament backed on Thursday calls for a ban on Russian energy imports in light of its invasion of Ukraine. But as the EU moves to ramp up supplies from elsewhere, does it risk losing out on a chance to end its fossil fuel dependency early?

by Robert Hodgson
EU high representative Josep Borrell in a plenary debate on Wednesday: “€1bn is what we pay Putin every day for the energy he provides us... Compare that to the €1bn we have given to Ukraine in arms and weapons.” Photo: EP
EU high representative Josep Borrell in a plenary debate on Wednesday: “€1bn is what we pay Putin every day for the energy he provides us... Compare that to the €1bn we have given to Ukraine in arms and weapons.” Photo: EP

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