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Europe's energy crisis shows the downside of fossil fuels

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The global rise in energy prices shows, in a way, what a chaotic transition to greener power looks like. One remedy to volatile fossil-fuel costs is more renewables.

Take Europe for example. Wind speeds have been below average this year, which has led to a greater reliance on natural gas. That phenomenon coincided with a global supply crunch that has pushed prices even higher. As a result, dirtier coal-power plants are coming online. It's not a good look for the European Union, which is pushing through an ambitious green strategy, or for the U.K., which is due to host global climate talks in Glasgow in November...

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