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unim­por­tant. But with other big ex­porters like the Nether­lands re­duc­ing pro­duc­tion as fields de­cline, the mar­ket will tighten. At 40%, renewable en­ergy pro­vided the big­gest chunk of do­mes­tic power in 2019, but un­til bat­ter­ies ease wind’s in­ter­mit­tency prob­lem, coun­tries need gas on en­ergy se­cu­rity grounds.

Navalny’s re­cov­ery eases the pres­sure on Merkel to act. But the flash­point could be of some use. Russian gas is cham­pi­oned by ad­vo­cates of Nord Stream 2 as a cheap bridge to a zero-car­bon world. The less Ger­many can trust Rus­sia, the more its politi­cians will give renewable en­ergy and stor­age tech­nol­ogy an even greater shove to en­sure they don’t have to.

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