Solar panels are seen above an apple tree plantation in Gelsdorf, Germany. Long periods of sunshine took solar power generation in Europe to a record high this summer, helping reduce the need for gas imports at a time of sharply rising fossil fuel prices. Photo: AP
Solar panels are seen above an apple tree plantation in Gelsdorf, Germany. Long periods of sunshine took solar power generation in Europe to a record high this summer, helping reduce the need for gas imports at a time of sharply rising fossil fuel prices. Photo: AP
Marcella Chow
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Marcella Chow

How Europe’s energy crisis could spur faster shift to renewables

  • Rising inflation amid shrinking gas supplies from Russia is pushing Europe to the brink of recession, but there could be a long-term silver lining
  • Europe’s response includes measures to accelerate the shift to renewable energy sources and remove hurdles that slow new projects

Solar panels are seen above an apple tree plantation in Gelsdorf, Germany. Long periods of sunshine took solar power generation in Europe to a record high this summer, helping reduce the need for gas imports at a time of sharply rising fossil fuel prices. Photo: AP
Solar panels are seen above an apple tree plantation in Gelsdorf, Germany. Long periods of sunshine took solar power generation in Europe to a record high this summer, helping reduce the need for gas imports at a time of sharply rising fossil fuel prices. Photo: AP
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