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Position:Future of renewable energies - Editorial - Brief article

Today's globalized world calls for a nuanced approach to energy production and consumption. Ill the context of the increasingly dangerous threat of climate change, energy is at the forefront of our collective fight to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

On its own, this challenge is daunting. Introduce politics, and it becomes seemingly impossible to surpass. The authors published in this issue are among the brave voices reflecting on these issues. From Helsinki to Shanghai to Mexico City, our authors take on Russia-EU relations, American adventurism in the Middle East, energy security in China and Kazakhstan, and the effects of the shale gas boom in rural South Dakota and Pennsylvania on the far-flung countries of...

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