September 01, 2022

Europe’s ‘perfect storm’ energy crisis: Record heat, war in Ukraine and overdependence on Russia

Source: Grid News

Journalists: Tom Naggorski, Nikhil Kumar

It’s been one of the most consequential ripple effects of the war in Ukraine: the energy crisis that has gripped much of Europe since the Russian invasion. The continent has depended on oil and natural gas from Russia for years; while there have been pledges to wean the European Union off that dependency, that clearly hasn’t happened fast enough.

Rachel Ziemba, an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Energy, Economics and Security program at the Center for a New American Security at CNAS, joined Grid News in a Twitter Space conversation regarding Europe’s energy crisis: "I think it’s bad. As you highlight, there have been other energy crises and shocks. I think one of the things that complicates this is that you’ve had, as typically happens with crises, a perfect storm here."

Real the full article from Grid News.


  • Rachel Ziemba

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics, & Security Program

    Rachel Ziemba is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research focuses on the interlinkages between economics, finance and security i...