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The gas partnership with Qatar fails because D not only wants to get out of nuclear and coal, but also out of gas quickly, even though we don't have enough renewables by a long shot. We then buy extremely expensive gas on the spot market and drive consumers crazy.

Human rights in Qatar (and in Arab monarchies)

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 07:11:43 AM EST
There has never been a firm commitment for a specific quantity of gas from Qatar. A political consolation for Habeck. Because the minister had only concluded an energy partnership with the Qataris. No delivery quantities were specifically agreed, and there were also no firm commitments to companies at the time. The contracts had yet to be negotiated. Another problem was probably that the Qataris didn't just want to serve as a bridge supplier, i.e. for a short period of time. Because in this country, many companies plan long-term without gas, but with renewable energies.

For Germany it is now: No gas comes from Qatar. Despite the failed deal, Habeck now assures that enough energy will come from other countries. But from where? And is that enough or how can a potential gas shortage be avoided?

Similar to too many leaders, their capability lies in presentation and PR ... underneath lies emptiness ... transparency needed ... solve problems with long-term fixes, that makes today's sacrifice worth it. Damn bad choices made ... self-destruction.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 07:12:43 AM EST
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