Earthquakes in the Netherlands Just Added to Europe’s Energy Crisis

the damage from an earthquake in the netherlands gas field
A crack in the wall of a farm building in Hunzinge, northern Netherlands, Jan. 19, 2018 (AP photo by Peter Dejong).

As European countries prepared for a sharp drop in natural gas supplies and an impending energy crisis, the Netherlands announced it would slash production at one of the world’s largest natural gas fields. The announcement reflects the competing priorities across Europe, pitting climate goals against the energy crisis.

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