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The Energy Crisis Isn't Weakening Europe's Climate Resolve

The European Union’s cumulative emissions over the next decade are set to remain the same, even as it burns more coal now to quit Russian gas.

European Union flags fly outside the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission.

European Union flags fly outside the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission.

Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

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