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Video: European Energy Crisis is a 'Good' Thing Say Bill Gates

People will be forced to “move to these new approaches more rapidly”

While people in Europe face choice of heating or eating, and the real prospect of blackouts for days, or weeks at a time, Bill Gates declares that "in the long run." this is a "good" thing.

Talking on CNBC, Gates was pushing his new company, describing it as a "Breakthrough Energy Venture climate-technology" but is really just a carbon tax. “People did get a little optimistic about how quickly the transition could be done.” he whined.

Without the Russian natural gas being available in Europe… it’s a setback,” Gates continued.

“We need to find non Russian hydrocarbon sources to substitute for those so there’s coal plants running and variety of things, because, you know, keeping, you know, people warm, keeping those economies in decent shape is a priority,”

adding: “Now, on the other hand, it’s good for the long run, because people won’t want to be dependent on Russian natural gas so they’ll move to these new approaches more rapidly.”


Gates published a “State of the Energy Transition,” on Tuesday, declaring that it should be the responsibility of countries such as the United States which have prospered from burning fossil fuels to move to completely decarbonize all sectors of the economy. He writes “Many countries in Europe and North America filled the atmosphere with carbon to achieve prosperity, and it is both unrealistic and unfair to expect everyone else to forgo a more comfortable life because that carbon turned out to change the climate.”

Blackouts lasting hours, days or even weeks that could kill thousands, Bill Gates thinks are a 'good' thing.

The BBC (funded by Gates) are preparing secret scripts for the coming energy cuts, but will be sure to avoid mentioning the real reason they are happening.


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