We recently reported that Kazakhstan is going through civil unrest due to energy price increases.
Europe, which is heavily dependent upon renewables, is now entering an energy crisis, and it begs the question: who will be the next Kazakhstan?
Sources claim that France may see a 40% increase in energy prices by February of 2022…
At the same time shortfalls in energy production are taking place France has been shutting down its nuclear energy plants—the ultimate form of clean, cheap, and sustainable power.
Why would they choose to do this amid an energy crisis?
Why do so many countries choose to shirk atomic energy instead of embracing it? To me it would solve all of our energy and climate issues in one fell swoop, but we almost never hear that nuclear is the answer.
Knowing this, one has to ask what the motivations of the French government truly are? Why not just embrace nuclear and end the crisis?
Could it be that the politicians involved in making these choices are heavily invested in ‘green’ energy initiatives and thus have a vested interest in seeing wind, solar, hydroelectric, and geothermal adopted?
I can without a doubt say that this is indeed going on in The United States, and perhaps it is going on in Europe as well.
Here’s more on their current crisis:
Europe Sleepwalked Into an Energy Crisis That Could Last Yearshttps://t.co/hEA1IQYyRG
It is unfortunate that Germany even now seems to be anti-nuclear. Fortunately, France is holding fort on this important issue within the EU.
— Harsh Madhusudan (@harshmadhusudan) January 4, 2022
EU reels from a major energy crisis, with prices climbing to a new record last week, up almost 800 percent since the start of the year. EU's energy crisis has intensified in the past weeks after nuclear reactors were halted in France, with Germany recording low wind power output.
— MarineRaider8541 (@Farzam90762887) January 3, 2022
Russia Today tells us:
“Look what’s going on in Kazakhstan, it’s quite indicative of what can happen when energy prices explode, it’s politically dangerous,” Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.
“If we don’t find a solution to the electricity prices in the days to come, the French will see at the end of January an increase of 35-40%.”
France is currently in an energy crisis because 30% of its nuclear power plants are currently not supplying any electricity.
For two months France has been importing electricity from Germany almost all the time.
— Klaus Steinfelder (@Kl_Stone) January 7, 2022
— Caithness.Org (@CaithnessOrg) January 5, 2022
Express UK highlights the current European energy crisis:
Prices for the emission permits under the European Emissions Trading scheme have risen considerably this year as the European Commission aims to tighten emissions by reducing permits.
Because of the demand for gas, coal has also been brought into the mix for energy generation further increasing demand for carbon permits.