Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Germany Was Warned About The Dangers Of Partnering With Russia

Years ago when Germany decided to buy oil and natural gas from Russia,  British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady and President Ronald Reagan were completely opposed to the decision believing that one day it would allow the Russians to hold the Germans hostage.  More recently, President Trump told German leaders that their energy policy was dumb.  They laughed at Trump and even openly mocked him.  Well who is laughing now.  

The Russians announced they are withholding Natural Gas from Germany permanently until Ukraine related sanctions against Russia end.  The Germans stupidly went Green several years ago closing down their coal fired and nuclear plants.   They don't even have liquefied natural gas terminals along their coast to receive gas that we might have been able to send them had feckless Joe Biden not moved to destroy our carbon energy industry.  So, now the Germans are facing an energy crisis, which will raise prices around the world.  The good news is that the French are ramping up their nuclear plants to produce more energy; but most of that will be needed in France. 

As Forest Gump always said, "Stupid Is As Stupid Does".  Wind and solar cannot power a modern industrial economy.  Natural gas could and should be the bridge to any future energy sources that might be more viable like hydrogen.  Nuclear energy must be part of the picture so we should be building nuclear power plants once more in the United States and all over the world.  We should be making all energy sources safer, cleaner and cheaper to maintain a high standard of living around the world.  

California like Germany continues to make stupid energy decision.  California is mandating that all cars sold in California by 2035 must be all electric.  The problem is that if that were to occur, there is not the grid capacity to power them today.  Matter of fact, just this week with California facing a heat wave, people who own electric cars were told not to plug them in because the grid will shut down forcing blackouts in many areas.  At least California is not Germany.  Most parts of California do not experience harsh, freezing cold winters.  The people of Germany will face a very cold winter because of their politicians stupid decisions.  Dependence on Russia for carbon energy was about as dumb as it gets.  

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