Author: Mark Lynas, Environmentalist and journalist, Visiting fellow with the Alliance for Science at Cornell University
Never waste a good crisis. As gas prices spike and European citizens face dramatic increases in electricity bills – or even the threat of energy shortages and blackouts – there has never been a better time to ask why things have gone so wrong and how they can be put right. For too long, European energy policy has been ideological, unscientific, expensive, undemocratic, and risky. With the climate crisis and the energy crisis now converging, we have only one chance to change the game before it is too late.