HomeRenewable EnergyRenewable Energy becomes more important for Europe with Ukraine War

Renewable Energy becomes more important for Europe with Ukraine War

Due to the soaring oil prices caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine, the market expects that Europe will try to get rid of the dependence on fossil fuels, expand the use of green energy technologies, and diversify the energy structure, driving the shares of renewable energy-related ETFs to rise sharply. On February 28, shares of the Invesco Solar ETF surged 7.6%, and the overall gain in February was 9.15%.

Deepa Venkateswaran, senior analyst at Bernstein Autonomous LLP, told Bloomberg that European countries have realized that they have to get rid of their dependence on Russian oil and gas, and one of the ways to achieve this goal is to use renewable energy. Now it is not only about net zero carbon emissions, but also about European energy security.

90% of the EU’s energy comes from Russia and Norway

The report pointed out that the Russian-Ukrainian war will prompt the EU to actively increase the share of renewable energy in power generation. Last week, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers collectively petitioned European Commission President von der Leyen, urging the EU to take more aggressive action to simplify the approval process for new wind farms.

“ETF Trends” reported that nearly 90% of the EU’s energy comes from imports, mainly from Russia and Norway. European gas prices have skyrocketed following a series of sanctions imposed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. One-third of Europe’s natural gas is supplied by Russia and relies on pipelines through Ukraine.

Over the years, the United States has been warning that Russia’s expansion of direct gas supply to Europe will endanger Europe’s energy security. Russia may use energy supply as a lever to contain Europe.

“More sanctions could trigger Russian retaliation that could disrupt Western Europe’s energy imports,” Neil Shearing, chief economist at Capital Economics, wrote in a note.

Mehmet S. Kaya
Mehmet S. Kayahttps://teknonel.com
Mehmet is one of the administrator of Teknonel. As a software developer, he loves to share his knowledge in related topics. He is highly familiar with the editorial process from the inception of an article idea, through the iterative process, publishing, and performance analysis as well as product reviews.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Best Deals Today

Follow us on Social Media!

12FansLike
15,848FollowersFollow
13FollowersFollow
656SubscribersSubscribe

Related Articles

Explore More Articles

China's Zhurong rover shows Evidence large flood on Mars-min

China’s Zhurong rover shows Evidence of a large flood on the surface of Mars

0
China's Zhurong rover has been wandering and exploring since it landed on Mars in May 2021, continuously collecting data through ground penetrating radar to...
Samsung to add satellite communication capabilities to upcoming Galaxy S23-min

Samsung to add satellite communication capabilities to upcoming Galaxy S23

0
Huawei and Apple have previously released the Mate 50 series and the iPhone 14 series of smartphones. One of the highlights is that both...
Semiconductor Industry Governments and Tech Giants are in a race-min

Semiconductor Industry: Governments and Tech Giants are in a race

0
Semiconductors have sparked wars between global giants, and are also the focus of governments of various countries. Due to the difficulty and expensiveness of...

Europe’s Energy Crisis and Renewable Energy as a Solution

0
Europe has relied on cheap Russian energy source for the past few decades, and Russia is also happy to provide low-cost oil and gas....