Skip to comments.Energy crisis grips the world: Lebanon runs out of power, India warns its coal-fired plants could go dark in just three days, blackouts hit China and gas prices soar in Europe
Posted on 10/09/2021 10:58:34 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
Countries around the world are feeling the brunt of the global energy crisis.
Some Chinese provinces are rationing electricity, Europeans are paying exorbitant prices for liquefied gas and Lebanon has run out of centrally-generate electricity.
Furthermore, India is close to running out of coal and in the United States, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.25 on Friday, up from April's $1.27.
As the global economy works to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the sudden energy crisis is putting a strain on supply chains and stirring geopolitical tensions.
What's more, as global leaders are preparing to meet for the landmark Cop26 in the hope of taking steps towards easing climate change, questions are now being raised about the plausibility of a global green energy revolution.
The crisis has been blamed on a perfect storm of factors, primarily the economic recovery from the pandemic coming after countries spent less on the extraction of fossil fuels over the last 18 months.
An unusually cold winter in Europe that drained the continent's energy reserves, a series of hurricanes that shutdown Gulf oil refineries, worsening relations between China and Australia and less wind over the North Sea have also contributed.
'It radiates from one energy market to another,' Daniel Yergin, author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, told the Washington Post.
'Governments are scrambling to get subsidies in place to avoid a tremendous political backlash,' he said.
'There's a pervasive anxiety about what may or may not happen this winter, because of something we have no control over, which is the weather.'
Ahead of the Cop26 summit in Glasgow at the end of the month, renewable energy advocates are arguing that the crisis shows the need to move away from fossil fuels.
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“There’s a pervasive anxiety about what may or may not happen this winter, because of something we have no control over, which is the weather.”
You never did and if you ever do, billions will probably be dead in short order.
This is going to get a lot worse. There will be extreme famine in India, China, and Africa.
But no global warming, and no wuflu epidemic! That’s the good news!
BS. He makes it sound like a coincidence, like it just happened and nobody could see it coming.
The “crisis” is completely manufactured by the left so as to gain control of the world economy.
Biden shuts down the Keystone pipeline, nuke plants are closed, coal and oil production is curtailed.
We are not running out of the natural resources to produce the energy. We are being regulated out of it and the greenies/leftists are a large factor with their relentless pushing of ineffective and inefficient wind and solar power.
I have no objection to developing alternative sources of energy like wind and solar, but at the moment our technology does not allow them to adequately replace carbon based fuel sources. Until they do, it’s the height of foolhardiness to cut their production in favor of something inefficient and unreliable.
And that is exactly why we’re in the mess we are in now. We simply are not ready yet to abandon coal and oil.
But we do have control over production of coal and oil, and nuclear power.
And that’s where the problem lies.
to each according to his needs ... why do you think the masses of people need electricity?
Makes sense to me. Fits the globalist agenda. And we’re a big player.
Let them shiver and freeze in the dark. Praying to Gaia for sun and wind won’t save them.
the real issue is the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a particularly brutal winter.
This of course will all play into the climate change narrative and this entire conversation regarding a slow/stopped supply chain will disappear. Instead they will say they have overmined and run out of fossil fuels.
We have seen these narratives flip like that way too often. When the truth gets obscured by their need for the big lie to move the agenda forward.
It is unfortunate that people have to suffer because of many [ro[;r’s stupidity. By the end of the coming winter, Biden’s approval rating will be in the twenties. He will be disappointed as he seems to be gunning for a minus number.
All this fantastic news! Look how reduced our carbon footprint will be as we sit in darkness and cold. Phones will go silent. They will hear themselves think...and that will send most into a panic to burn, everything!
The “crisis” is completely manufactured by the left so as to gain control of the world economy
repeat at nausea because it is the truth
time to stand up
And the green crazies seem unaware that farming requires petroleum...and now the price of fertilizer is up because of the lack of natural gas.
We grow rice, and rice paddies are a major source of methane, a greenhouse gas. The methane release is less using a dry method which requires herbicide and fertilizer.
So if the price of fertilizer goes up much more, Asian farmers will go back to flooding to rot weeds to enrich the fields
Blah, blah, blah, energy crisis, yada, yada climate change, yada
Only Europe is in actual jeopardy. Lebanon doesn’t matter and all the rest is just hype
It would be nice if there were some adults left in this world to fix this shit.
What’s the problem with all this.....Go Green!!
‘Governments are scrambling to get subsidies in place to avoid a tremendous political backlash,’ he said.
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