At the start of 2022, hopes were cautiously high for a return to normality after another Covid-ravaged year, with the caveat that we wanted to retain some of the greener upsides of the pandemic, Beth Brearley writes...
However, with the lifting of all domestic legal Covid restrictions in England on the 24 February 2022, so too began the horror of war on our doorstep as Russia invaded Ukraine the same day, sending shockwaves around the world. In addition to instigating a humanitarian disaster, the war exacerbated the global energy crisis due to the weaponization of Russia's gas supply. For clean energy lobbyists, the question loomed: would the war accelerate the energy transition or put the kibosh on investment? Meanwhile, the responsible credentials of defence holdings became a hot potato, posing a dilemm...
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