Russia is behind much of the propaganda in the West that supports ‘green energy’ and banning fracking. This enables Russia’s dominance in the energy sector.
It is not difficult to see that certain countries would be happy to see the US and European countries step away from fracking and energy independence. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and other oil producers are happy to see the US energy-dependent as they are now. This allows these countries to capitalize and provide the oil and gas necessary to keep the US and European economies going. The producers become rich and Americans and Europeans suffer.
China too would like to see the US energy-dependent so that the US does not get ahead of them in any way. American energy dependence also places the US at the mercy of other countries in many ways.
The best way to destroy America’s energy independence was to find corrupt politicians who were open to altering this matter. Of course, donations and dark money were likely part of the equation. This and the propaganda in the public realm to help soften the insanity of energy dependence is the strategy for Russia and likely other countries and corrupt politicians.
President Trump shattered the belief that the US had to be energy-dependent and was unable to be independent. Under his administration, the US was energy independent for the first time in decades. Now the Biden gang is destroying the policy of energy independence.
A report at the Gatestone Institute discusses Russia’s influence on energy policies in the West. The article started off by mentioning some recent events:
“Germany and several other European countries have largely banned fracking. This has transformed European leaders into the equivalent of 16th-century naval explorers, praying for favorable winds and weather as energy prices rise and fall depending on cloud cover and wind conditions.” — Wall Street Journal editorial, October 20, 2021.
In the autumn of 2021, COP26, the UN climate conference, was setting up its grotesque spectacle: a kind of ecological Versailles. The rich, powerful and virtuous of the planet gathered in Glasgow to pontificate to the citizenry of Western countries about how much we are harming the planet with our way of life. They arrived in their private jets to complain about the plague of air industry emissions. The British government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Patrick Vallance, said that everyone should eat less meat and fly less. Then came the news that 400 private jets would be flying to the UN climate conference…
The article continues with its observations from a Wall Street Journal piece:
“With winter fast approaching, Europe finds itself in an energy crisis—and reliant on the tender mercies of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. It’s a self-induced disaster years in the making”.
That was how an October 20, 2021 editorial in the Wall Street Journal began, before Russia amassed its troops on the Ukrainian border and no analyst or think tank imagined that the unthinkable was around the corner. The editorial continued:
“European leaders have handicapped themselves on energy in the name of pursuing a climate agenda that will have no effect on the climate but is raising energy prices, harming consumers and industry, and is now empowering the bullies in the Kremlin.
The Gatestone Institute continues:
As Europe was facing its own energy suicide and just before Putin began obliterating Ukraine, what was US Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. “climate czar”, concerned about? About the “massive emissions impact” of the war as well as its being a distraction from the fight against climate change. “I hope President Putin will help us to stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate,” he told the BBC.
The journalist Michael Shellenberger noted:
“Russia has leveraged an economy half the size of Germany’s to end the post-Cold War era and defeat NATO
“It did so with aggression, natural gas, & nuclear
“America must produce massively more nuclear, natural gas, and oil, or liberal democratic Western civilization is dead”
The Biden gang is not interested in the democratic Western civilization. The Bidens have a history of being more interested in money.