Winter is coming - Europe

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They decided to go with alt.energy and to snub Russia's natural gas.
Now?  It is August and people are starting to wake up and go ruh-roh...
From Russia Today:

Swiss police warn of winter riots
Swiss people may revolt and resort to looting if the Alpine nation is hit by a severe energy crunch this winter, the police chief of one of its cantons told local media on Saturday.

Fredy Fassler, the head of the Security and Justice Department in the canton of St. Gallen, told German-language daily Blick that a blackout would have “far-reaching consequences.”

Imagine, you can no longer withdraw money at the ATM, you can no longer pay with the card in the store or refuel your tank at the gas station. Heating stops working. It’s cold. Streets go dark. It is conceivable that the population would rebel or that there would be looting,” he said, adding that the country’s authorities should take measures to prepare for such extreme scenarios.

And a bit more:

Fassler’s comments come after Swiss authorities said last week that they may place restrictions on energy consumption this coming winter, signaling that “power shortages [are] among the most serious risks” for the landlocked country.

Earlier, Werner Luginbuhl, the head of Switzerland’s electricity regulator ElCom, complained that electricity was being used “completely thoughtlessly,” and urged citizens to stock up on candles and firewood due to possible power outages in the country this winter.

Classic liberal line there:  electricity was being used “completely thoughtlessly  Sure, blame the end user.  It is their fault.  Not yours, you are only the person in charge of producing it and seeing that it is a reliable utility.  Switzerland has lots of hydro power.  Why not nukes too?

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