Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 5:20 PM

UK Marks One Year Without Russian Gas Amid Renewables Surge

Eamon Akil Farhat
Bloomberg Editorial

Britain imported no natural gas from Russia in the past 12 months, a sharp contrast with other European countries that are still reliant on the fuel helping fund Moscow’s Ukraine war.

Record renewable energy production, which accounted for 46% of the UK’s electricity output in the past three months, was a key factor in reaching the milestone, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said in a statement.

While the UK has stayed away from Russian imports, much of Europe is still relying on the country’s fuel, especially shipments of liquefied natural gas. The steady supply of ...

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