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A Russian Perspective on the War in Ukraine

Over the past week, The Institute reached out to members of the three IEEE sections in Russia. We asked them if they would be willing to answer questions about their views and experiences regarding the war, as citizens, engineers, and IEEE members. Here we share the responses of Roman L. Gorbunov, a member of the Siberia section. “I want you to understand that striving for peace has been cultivated in Russians since our childhoods,” Gorbunov wrote. “We do remember how awful and horrible the Second World War was and about…

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Coal Threatens a Comeback as the EU Pulls Away From Russian Oil

But experts believe the short term will be more complicated and could spark a resurgence of fossil fuels. In the first week of March, power plants in Europe burned 51 percent more coal than a year earlier, according to data from research institute Fraunhofer ISE. The world’s biggest private coal producer, Peabody Energy, posted record results in February, reaching net earnings of $513 million in the final three months of 2021, up from a loss of $129 million a year before. In Europe last year, coal power registered its first…

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