In this short video, three time Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman explains political failings and “Woke Green Energy” lobby (note that this author drives a Tesla and has solar panels) is going to freeze Europe while giving Russia and Saudi Arabia more power.
Green Energy with storage is the future, but the future is not today. Today European countries like Germany, Poland and Britain have good reason to worry about their citizens dealing with energy shortages this winter. Their governments did a good job of filling up their storage tanks in the summer but that drove energy prices to insane new highs globally.
Russia is third largest oil producer on the planet and Saudi Arabia is second. These two countries are not friends of Western countries like Australia, Canada and United States. OPEC+ is completely controlled by Saudi and Russia. Keeping oil and gas prices high allows them to extend their brutal regimes and fund wars.