A Rising Demand for Coal Amidst War in Ukraine : Short Wave Demand for coal in Europe is rising as Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens the country's vast natural resource and fossil fuel reserves - and subsequently, the world's energy supply.

With trillions of dollars of Ukrainian energy deposits now under Russian control, the effects of the war are being felt far beyond the country's borders.

A Rising Demand for Coal Amidst War in Ukraine

A Rising Demand for Coal Amidst War in Ukraine

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Demand for coal in Europe is rising as Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens the country's vast natural resource and fossil fuel reserves - and subsequently, the world's energy supply.

With trillions of dollars of Ukrainian energy deposits now under Russian control, the effects of the war are being felt far beyond the country's borders.

Today on Short Wave, climate reporter Nate Rott brings this story to Emily.

Read Nate's reporting, along with incredible photos from NPR photographer Claire Harbage.

This episode was produced and fact-checked by Rachel Carlson, and edited by Stephanie O’Neill. Robert Rodriguez was the audio engineer. Special thanks to translator Hanna Palamarenko and all of our Ukrainian staff.