Looks like going green is going to hurt. A lot. Good.

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Europe got rid of their pesky coal and nuke power plants figuring that they would get enough energy from moonbeams and the occasional breeze.  Turns out that these are not sustainable no matter how much people wish it so.  Reality = 1, alt.energy Dreamers = 0

They started buying gas from Russia as a stop-gap but they turned around and pissed of Russia issuing sanctions designed to weaken Russia's currency.  Vladimir Putin took this and applied some logic on his part and required that all purchases of gas be paid for in Roubles, not Dollars.  Oopsie...

From Zero Hedge:

Gazprom Halts Gas Shipments To Europe Via Critical Pipeline
After European nations imported the most gas from Russian sources yesterday in months, scrambling to stock up on supplies as Russian President Vladimir Putin's deadline to either pay for gas in rubles (or be cut off) came and wentRussian gas giant Gazprom has officially halted all deliveries to Europe via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, a critical artery for European energy supplies.

The word that comes to mind is schadenfreude. Don Surber has done an excellent analysis:
A brief excerpt:

Here's the thing about virtue signaling. You only do enough to appear virtuous. You never risk real money.

The perfect protest would be to boycott Chick-fil-A but only on Sundays.

If it actually costs you anything, it is not virtue signaling. It is sacrifice. Who the heck wants to sacrifice anything anymore?

The Ukraine sanctions are a perfect example of virtue signalling.  Are the Europeans that stupid?  Sure looks like it...

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