Gaza has oil markets on edge. That could build more urgency to shift to renewables, IEA head says

A motorist finishes filling up the tank of a vehicle at a Shell station, July 5, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

FRANKFURT, Germany — Tensions from the war in Gaza could help accelerate the move away from planet-warming fossil fuels like oil and gas and toward renewable energy, electric cars and heat pumps — similar to how sharp increases in the price of oil during the 1970s unleashed efforts to conserve fuel, the head of the International Energy Agency said.