What do we learn from having our own energy policy? Being reliant on other countries, some of whom are run by very bad dudes, is a self defeating policy for many industrialised democracies. America’s decline as a world power could be linked to it’s self flagellation at the altar of alternative energy. When you elect your leaders at the ballot box, there are various obligations, to put it mildly, that they are committed to ensuring remain intact. These include control of your borders, law and order, an independent judiciary, a defence force capable of defending it’s country from malevolent outside forces and to generally try to improve the lot of the people in your respective country.
The problem is that the US and Europe have allowed themselves to be taken over by fanatics who worship at the altar green energy, to the exclusion of any other energy provider. So we have the height of insanity in the US when Biden closed down the Keystone XL Pipeline project and declared a guerrilla war on oil explorers and drillers whilst continuing to utter the mantra that green energy is not just the way forward but is the only way to go at the exclusion of using your own abundant resources,
The net result of this insanity has been to drive up energy prices at the pump whilst trying to blame it on “Pootin” whilst ignoring that gas prices had already risen a dollar before the invasion of Ukraine.
Now we have a similar problem in Europe where the increasingly tarnished track record of Mutti, aka Angela Merkel has been exposed by Germany’s and many other European countries reliance on Russian energy. The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline has been closed down leading to energy shortages in one of the world’s largest export manufacturers following Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. But fear not folks, some European countries continue to buy gas from Russia and to pay in roubles which funds their military spending. The EU continues to insist that they are doing everything they can to stop the war by issuing meaningless sanctions whilst funding Russia’s continuing ruthless occupation.
To cap it all, last weekend Germany and Austria decided to power their plants by using coal with Holland joining suit. The Greens in Germany must be having a collective heart attack.
The one bit of good news is that the world’s biggest polluter is also struggling.