EU Update: Pipelines and Pipe Dreams

Science Matters

Daniel Markind writes at Forbes The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline And The Dangers Of Moving Too Rashly Toward Renewable Energy. Excerpts in italics with my bolds.

Few Americans likely noticed last week that Denmark refused to grant a permit for finishing construction of the Russian natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, but its international significance is enormous. Denmark’s refusal is the latest chapter in a story of how good intentions in fighting climate change go bad. It is a cautionary tale of how a country – in this case, Germanywhile seeking to make itself and its energy use cleaner, more efficient and more self-sufficient, can produce the opposite of all three. As climate change becomes more of an issue in America heading into the 2020 election season, Nord Stream 2 provides a case study of the potential peril we face when our desire to switch as…

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