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Global energy crisis forces an ‘undignified transition’

Despite its status as the world’s largest humanitarian disaster, the international community has largely failed to respond in a meaningful way to the carnage. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia’s assault on Ukraine and the sanctions that followed have sent shockwaves through the world energy market. Fuel and coal prices have soared and Moscow has threatened to sever vital natural gas supplies to Europe.

The crisis, which has hit in the midst of the global economy’s transition to renewables, has also forced some countries to fire up old coal plants, prompting concerns that the current energy crunch will set the world back in its pursuit of a greener future.

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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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