NATO, Russia, and Energy Independence

NATO, Russia, and Energy Independence

July 13, 2018

Some pretty powerful language from President Trump at his opening NATO breakfast:

“Sad that Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia — where you are supposed to be guarding against Russia — and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia. So we’re protecting Germany, we’re protecting France, we’re protecting all of these countries, and then numerous of these countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they are paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia. So we’re supposed to protect you against Russia but they’re pay billions of dollars to Russia and I think that’s very inappropriate.

Ultimately Germany will have almost 70% of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas. so you tell me is that appropriate?

But Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they are getting somewhere from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline.”

God Bless America, right?

What’s happening in Europe is a risk to international security. Germany has shut down its nuclear power program and sworn off domestic fossil fuels exploration. England, which is rich in natural gas and coal, has also yielded to radical environmentalists and shut down its own domestic energy exploration. France has banned all fossil fuel exploration. Actions like these are championed by radical environmentalists like those at and the Sierra Club.

And Vladimir Putin.

Putting your energy dependence into the hands of another nation — any other nation — is compromising to sovereignty and national security. And we are blessed, truly blessed, that in the United States we have the resources to be completely energy independent. Neither Russia, nor OPEC, no any other nation can dictate the energy future of America. Europe, Israel, much of South America, and China are not nearly as lucky. And that makes America the target of envy from geopolitical competitors.

Bloomberg News recently reported that America is the world’s leading oil producer. We could be the largest producer of natural gas and coal. We could expand our nuclear ability, and where feasible, wind, solar, and geothermal power.

Power The Future stands with the energy workers who keep America powered, who keep America’s economy roaring, who keep America’s lights on, and who keeps America energy independent. Our forecast is much brighter than that of Europe, and that is because millions of men and women Power The Future.