Davos 2023: Squaring Europe’s energy crisis circle
23 January 2023 | 5:39 am
As the European Union races to diversify its hydrocarbon imports and electrify its economy, what impact will the ongoing energy crisis have on Europe’s climate ambitions and on the bloc's industrial competitiveness? FRANCE 24 Business Editor Kate Moody asks a prestigious panel of guests at Davos, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
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France has become the first country to tender out industrial-size floating offshore wind farms. The floating platforms are more promising than existing renewables but still have some hurdles to overcome.
The European Union's environment watchdog has reported 238,000 premature deaths in the bloc in 2020 due to air pollution.
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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin says the war in Ukraine has exposed basic weaknesses in Europe's defense and strategy. UK says Russia's withdrawal allowed Ukraine to target transport nodes. Follow DW for more.
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The EU is picking up speed with climate protection regulations. For imports from abroad, a carbon tax will soon be introduced. But poorer countries could be unfairly disadvantaged by this.
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