US poised to become world’s leading liquid petroleum producer –

European flag outside the Commission

European flag outside the Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not surprisingly, this amazing story is currently No.1 in the FT’s most-read list.

The legislative triangle of the European Union

The legislative triangle of the European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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As I read this story, my mind switched to the energy crisis in Europe. Because of green influence dominating the EU and in major countries, like Germany and France, fracking has been rejected. Also there is far from a consensus on nuclear energy. Meanwhile, with no effective energy strategy from the European Commission, the outgoing European Energy Commissioner is desperately trying to broker a deal between Russia and Ukraine to get Russian gas flowing to Europe this winter.

Even in the UK, where fracking has been accepted by the government, it is deeply unpopular.

Meanwhile, I currently live in Cyprus. Although Israel and Cyprus have large offshore gas reserves, there is currently no plan to get this gas to Europe. Gas from the East Mediterranean would counter Russia’s current monopoly situation but that seems to be outside the remit of the European Commission.

I worry deeply that Europe has lost the plot on energy policy. Rather than creating an effective energy strategy, which assures cost effective supply and a balanced approached to the the environment, the European Commission is almost exclusively focused on green issues.

Let me ask an open question:

Is Germany’s government responsible for Europe’s absence of an effective energy strategy?


Opinion – EU turns to Iran as alternative to Russian gas | EurActiv – John Gelmini

The answer to Dr Alf’s question is “yes”. Europe should seek energy self-sufficiency and not rely on Iran nor any Middle Eastern country in the long run, and not rely on Russia now.

Cyprus, Israel and their partners are better places from which to buy gas, than Iran or Russia, but Europe needs to be mindful of the risks associated with energy sources in politically unstable and potentially unstable regions of the world.

The answer to his question about who runs Europe is Angela Merkel of Germany at Government level and the Bilderbergers, the Club of Rome, the Vatican through the Knights of Malta, acting above her and issuing instructions.

Each European country is allegedly directed by one of several very powerful families who sit within one or more of these groups, thus Germany and Sweden are apparently “Rothschild countries” and the UK is supposedly a “Rockefeller country” run by the sovereign of the day, the present Queen.

The Royal mace does not sit on top of the dispatch box in the House of Commons for fun – it is there as a symbol of Royal power.

John Gelmini