The stunning political win of the Farmer-Citizen Movement in recent provincial elections in the Netherlands was a populist backlash against ambitious environmental initiatives to eliminate thousands of law-abiding, multi-generational farmers to reduce nitrogen and other alleged pollutants.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg recently deleted a years-old tweet citing a report of a scientist claiming that humanity had to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2023 to avert human extinction.
A speaker at the World Economic Forum (WEF) called for one “billion” people to “stop eating meat” Wednesday, saying it would have a “big impact” on the “current food system” and help reduce carbon emissions.
The European Union (EU) announced Thursday that it will be outlawing the sale of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles by 2035 even though EU countries are already struggling to fight soaring electricity costs.
NATO did not speculate on the perpetrator but suggested the attacks could demonstrate “coercive” use of energy as a warfare tactic by “state and non-state actors.”
Much more important for the long term, Truss announced that she will issue more than 100 new licenses for oil drilling in the North Sea and lift a ban on fracking for gas and oil put in place in 2019. She also announced an energy supply task force to negotiate long-term energy supply contracts.
Gov. Gavin Newsom originally proposed keeping the plant open as delays in green energy production and heat waves could push power demand beyond available electricity supplies, causing blackouts and energy shortages, according to an Aug. 12 webinar hosted by the California Energy Commission.
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk told European energy leaders that the world needs more oil, natural gas and nuclear power to end its energy crisis during a conference in Norway, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Germany has gone “full Germany” on the subject of mask mandates. The new Infection Protection Act requires indoor masking for the unvaccinated beginning this fall.
Three days ago, we reported that the vaccinated accounted for 94% of COVID deaths. Today we’ve got more troubling news. Children, who were never a vector but were lined up and jabbed anyway, are dying in record proportion to their unvaccinated peers.
Germany’s three remaining nuclear plants had been scheduled to shut down by the end of the year after former Chancellor Angela Merkel moved to phase out nuclear energy; moreover, Germany’s environmental and economic ministries had advised against extending the life of the plants in March.
Russian state-backed energy companies cut liquefied natural gas exports last week, leaving Europe in search of energy sources. Germany, Austria and the Netherlands recently announced moves to increase energy production coal-fired facilities in order to meet demand.