Gas is the bad habit Europe can’t kick

Despite Russia, energy prices and climate disaster, the EU still loves natural gas

The European Union still needs natural gas flowing through its veins — even though it knows it’s bad for it.

Amid a price shock that is driving inflation across the bloc, this combination of necessity and toxicity leaves the EU with a question: What will it do about the fuel that cooks a million ragus, but is also roasting the planet and leaving Europe vulnerable to soaring global prices and the depredations of Russian President Vladimir Putin?

Over the short to medium term gas isn’t going anywhere, and the industry even sees a long-term role for gas in the Continent’s ostensibly green future

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