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As the war in Ukraine highlights the perils of relying on Russian fossil fuels, France has been fast-tracking efforts to wean households off oil-fired heating, insulate their homes better and swap petrol and diesel cars for electric vehicles.

Climate policy discussions in recent years have focused on phasing out coal — the most carbon-polluting fuel — but the Ukraine crisis is pushing some governments to confront their ongoing addiction to oil and natural gas, too.

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