The EU formally adopted the fifth round of sanctions against Russia last week. In essence, it targets Russia’s coal sector. European companies will no longer be able to enter into new agreements to purchase coal from Russia, and any existing contracts will have to be terminated during early August. So
No, really. Especially about crappy things like this. But here we are and the pointy shoes in Berlin have a solution to their self-inflicted energy catastrophe. You wanna know what it is? Nationalize their energy assets. I know, I know… it’s what Venezuala did and it’s been tried and tested
Human beings — regardless of race, religion or culture — like to embrace any belief that is absolute. This is because absolute beliefs are simple, easy to comprehend, and false positives that offer us a false sense of security. If we come to believe that a particular idea, place, or
Remember last year when Anglos got rid of their thermal coal assets in South Africa, doing the “woke politically correct” thing. Well, what another brilliant wealth-creating exercise. Look at what has happened to the coal “assets” (more like liabilities in Anglo’s eyes): Oh, my gracious! Look at the valuations and
So the EU, already in the middle of the worst energy crisis since the Arab oil crisis and likely worse, is now pushing to eliminate imports of Russian coal. Just so you understand the importance of Russian coal to Europe… Some 70% of Europe’s thermal coal comes from Russia. Coal accounts
Here’s a fun EV fact. To match the 2,000 cars that a typical filling station can service in 12 hours, an EV charging station requires 600 50-kW chargers at an estimated cost of $24 million and a supply of 30 megawatts of power from the grid. For. Each. Filling. Station.