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Will the Switch to Renewable Energy Provide Fewer Instances For States to Use It as a Tool of Geopolitical Influence

Martin Gvoth

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This paper aims to analyse the geopolitics of renewable energy, focusing on whether the transition to renewable energy will provide more instances for countries to use renewable energy as an influence tool. Firstly, it is argued that as opposed to fossil fuels, the transition to renewables and their perspective characteristics will provide greater energy security, which should incentivise policymakers to accelerate the energy transition towards renewables in the context of current events. Secondly, while critical minerals, crucial for the “harvesters” of renewable energy, may exhibit characteristics akin to hydrocarbons in terms of their potential for geopolitical leverage, this essay contends that the ongoing technological advancements will undermine the utility of critical minerals as instruments of geopolitical dominance.

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This paper was supported by U.S. Embassy in Slovakia.

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