Europe’s Growing Energy Crisis
With a push for Green energy and exports from Russia cut off, many European nations are finding themselves without fuel for the winter. Is this a portent for the U.S.?
Energy prices in many developed countries — particularly nations in western Europe heavily dependent upon renewable sources — have risen dramatically amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with natural gas prices in Germany and France soaring to an order of magnitude higher than usual levels. As Carlson described, the price increases have driven Europeans to regress “back to the dark ages” in their pursuit of fuel to heat their homes through the winter.
“Demand for firewood in Germany has risen so fast that there is none left to buy. You can’t get it. So desperate Germans are now cutting their own wood — scouring the forests like their ancestors for sources of heat,” Carlson described. “In Poland, families are standing in line for days to buy coal….”
Various European countries have begun introducing quotas to conserve energy ahead of the winter months. Spain’s legislature recently mandated that public air conditioning can be set no lower than 27 degrees Celsius — 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit — while stores and public buildings must turn off their lights by 10:00 pm.
Carlson also highlighted a warning former President Donald Trump delivered to German diplomats about their energy future at the United Nations four years ago. After Trump predicted that Germany would be “totally dependent” on Russian energy imports “if it does not immediately change course,” the German officials snickered….
Carlson also noted that consumer spending might severely decline as Europeans grapple with paying their energy bills — a phenomenon that could impact the global economy. Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy are among the ten largest economies in the world….
How are you praying for these struggling European nations? How are you praying for America not to become like them? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
(Excerpt from The Daily Wire. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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