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Shocks, Shortages, and Solutions in the Green Energy Era

In the last few months, Europe's natural gas prices tripled, the United States' gasoline prices hit a seven year high, and energy shortages in China and India caused blackouts and factory shutdowns. Can the world actually move away from fossil fuels?
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As countries finalize their commitments at the UN Climate Conference, COP26, soaring global energy prices and shortages around the world emphasize our world’s current dependence on fossil fuels. The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran and the Just Transition Initiative’s Sandeep Pai join Deep Dish to explain what the energy crisis tell us about the costs of a green energy transition and how to manage shocks in a way that ensures countries and communities with fewer resources are not left behind. 

About the Experts
Global Energy & Climate Innovation Editor, the Economist
Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is the Economist's global energy & climate innovation editor, covering the energy and utility industries, the clean energy transition, climate innovations and low carbon technologies. He's also co-host of the Economist's weekly climate podcast, "To a Lesser Degree."
Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Senior Research Lead, the Just Transition Initiative
Sandeep Pai
Sandeep Pai is senior research lead with the Just Transition Initiative, a collaborative project between the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Climate Investment Funds. He's also co-host of the podcast "The India Energy Hour."
Sandeep Pai
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson

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