Though we’ve lived through a couple of crises already, this one is special. Despite its globality, the cause is different for each region.

For most, it could have happened another time, as the crisis happened not as a result of a single event, but rather a combination of tendencies that were bubbling up for quite a while.

MaxBill compiled a brief overview of the key causes that led up to the global energy crisis of 2021, as well as of technological and business fixes that will help providers and operators withstand similar situations in the future.