Anyone who still thinks that Vladimir Putin single-handedly caused an energy crisis by invading Ukraine should take a look at the website of the World Economic Forum. Energiewende” and preached renunciation to the citizens in order to save the agenda. The Ukraine war may have come in a strikingly opportune way to make this measure palatable to good and better people – but even tendentious WEF surveys already show that the climate narrative will blow up in the face of globalists, not least in Germany.
The WEF follows the energy transition (Energy Transition) for several years. Of course, one knows very well what devastating consequences this agenda, which is so necessary for the “climate” (or rather: for green investors), has for consumers: In the 2019 published Report on the energy transition, it was correctly stated that it is primarily companies and private individuals in those industrialized countries that have made the furthest progress in the sacred “transition” that are feeling the effects of the considerable additional costs for energy and are suffering as a result. It was pointed out that as early as 2015, one in three households in the USA had problems paying their energy bills. It was also known that this led and still leads to considerable popular resistance to the green agenda – and even then it was considered extremely questionable.
Citizens should do without to save the energy transition
In the years that followed, however, the energy transition continued to be pushed through and the fight against “climate-damaging” energy sources was increasingly announced. In October 2021, the WEF also had to be held in one Article find that the move away from coal-fired power led to a massive increase in demand for gas. This in turn caused considerable price increases even then and, in view of the approaching winter, led to forecasts of an imminent shortage – long before the Ukraine war. At the WEF, the right solution was already ready in autumn last year: people would have to practice doing without in order to save the energy transition. So you read there (here translated into German):
Roberto Bocca, head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials at the World Economic Forum, believes everyone must play their part to prevent the energy transition from becoming a series of energy crises. “The complexity of the energy transition is a fundamental social issue that affects all areas and dimensions of life,” he says. “It’s more than ‘Let’s do better, let’s be more efficient’ – that’s obviously important. But it is necessary to rethink the entire paradigm of how we consume (demand) and produce (supply) energy.”
“The energy system is interconnected and tense,” he says. “So any anomaly that occurs can lead to disruptions that affect the whole world.” Bocca suggests that people should think differently about their relationship with energy, moving from a mindset of an abundance of energy to a mindset that emphasizes that it is a precious and finite resource.
With the Ukraine war, the acceptance of the energy transition should increase
Now the energy turnaround is not very popular with the citizens of highly developed nations, because the effects of “green” politics are intuitively clear, especially for low to averagely well-off citizens, and above all can often already be experienced negatively. However, Covid-19 had shown the WEF that sufficient crisis propaganda and appeals to do-gooders can often persuade people to accept harmful measures and restrictions. That’s when Putin’s invasion of Ukraine turned into a straight forward: At the annual WEF meeting in Davos Catherine MacGregor, CEO of French energy group Engie, said literally that there is strong opposition to renewable energy in large parts of Europe and that she hoped that, in the face of this new crisis, EU citizens’ acceptance of the energy transition could improve: This should be understood as a solution for energy independence from Russia.
Ironically, German citizens do not take the bait
As is well known, the fact that many citizens are now doubting the necessity of this sudden energy independence and also do not want to swallow the narrative of the devilish Putin and divine Zelenskyj annoys the globalists. In fact, in March, a specially commissioned survey was intended to create a propaganda tool to lie about the acceptance of the skyrocketing prices on the part of the citizens: “Rising energy prices will make us poorer, but we don’t blame climate policy, say consumers” – like this was the title of the corresponding one Articles. The surveys commissioned by the WEF are generally tendentious and their results are predetermined – but although one likes to cite obedient and morally acidic Germany as a positive example, it was actually the German citizens who stood out “negatively” here:
Only 13% of respondents blamed climate policies for rising energy prices, with most citing volatility in oil and gas markets and current geopolitical tensions as the main causes. Almost one in five said insufficient supply to meet demand was to blame. Policies to combat climate change were most often blamed in India, where 24% of people believed they were the cause of the rise in energy prices, followed by a fifth of people in Germany and 19% in Poland. Almost a fifth of company decision-makers share this view.
Apparently, the survey institute Ipsos in the survey of around 1,000 Germanswho were supposed to represent the entire population, at some point left the Greens supporters who were loyal to the narrative – a significant result.
Of course, this does not prevent the WEF from emphasizing the forced energy cuts of the Germans in the crisis in a particularly positive way. The fact that more bad gas is procured from other sources in order to fill the storage facilities before winter is less pleasant: It is “crucial to persuade consumers and businesses to use less energy,” he said was warned in September. No new advice, as a look at the WEF archive shows. The main thing is that the green transition can continue.