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  • Comments & Opinion |

    The European Union’s plan to phase out Russian natural gas imports by 2027 rests partly on increasing near-term imports of US liquefied natural gas. This will require a coordinated policy response that includes securing supplies from major exporters, global diplomacy, expanding import capacity, and alignment with Europe’s climate goals.

    • Arvind P. Ravikumar
    • , Morgan Bazilian
    •  & Michael E. Webber
    Nature Energy 7, 465-467
  • Comments & Opinion |

    The Russia–Ukraine crisis has exposed vulnerabilities in US energy security. The US may import only a small amount of Russian oil but it is tied to Russian energy via its participation in highly globalized supply chains.

    • Jun Ukita Shepard
    •  & Lincoln F. Pratson
    Nature Energy 7, 462-464
  • Editorial |

    Debates about the need to avert environmental disasters and to help the most vulnerable are marred by economic and energy security concerns. They shouldn’t be, as the only path to success is a green and equitable one.

  • News & Views |

    Many electricity markets authorize capacity payments to generators to secure sufficient supply, unintentionally favouring peaking technologies like oil and gas. New approaches are needed to ensure reliability without discouraging investment in low-carbon resources such as solar, wind and nuclear.

    • Jacob Mays
    • , David P. Morton
    •  & Richard P. O’Neill
    Nature Energy 4, 912-913
  • News & Views |

    The concept of energy security is multifaceted, and can cover a number of seemingly distinct energy- and climate-related risks. Now, research shows that public opinion about energy security reflects the geographic variation in these risks, such that cross-country differences in public concern are explained by national energy context and indicators.

    • Benjamin K. Sovacool
    Nature Energy 3, 820-821