Europe is replacing energy dependence on Russia with solar reliance on China

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2022
From The Center
Michele Tantussi

Europe relied on cheap Russian energy for decades. And Russia was happy to supply low-cost oil and gas to gain political influence over the European Union.

That relationship has now imploded. The EU has finally woken up to the national security risks of relying on an authoritarian neighbor for energy.

But as Europe scrambles to cut its dependence on Russia, it risks further entrenching its reliance on another authoritarian country—China—for solar panels, in its push to tap alternative energy sources.

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