For years, our planet has been showing us the need to move away from fossil fuels. Extreme weather, driven by excess greenhouse gas emissions, continues to get more frequent and more expensive to recover from. But today, it’s not just the climate pressuring us to get off fossil fuels. Our geopolitical and economic realities are now demanding the same thing.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was swiftly condemned by world leaders, and President Joe Biden announced a host of sanctions designed to cut Russia out of global economic activity. Biden initially stopped short of direct sanctions on Russia’s primary exports: fossil fuels.