It is tragic to kneel to countries like Russia, USA, Qatar that sell us fossil fuels that are polluting and impacting from a climate point of view, when we are the real country with enormous energy resources! And fossil fuels are certainly not the future, if anything a sad past that should and could have been abandoned long ago.
A state rich in its fossil energy resources like Qatar can buy anything, including the World Cup. And it would appear that Qatar has also been favored to grab its gas and oil resources, as an alternative to Putin and Russian gas. Therefore in Italy we will consequently go from the slipknot of Russian gas to that of Qatar, passing through the expensive one that we will buy from the USA and conveyed inside the very dangerous regasification terminals.
It is tragic to kneel to countries like Russia, USA, Qatar that sell us fossil fuels that are polluting and impacting from a climate point of view, when we are the real country with enormous energy resources! And fossil fuels are certainly not the future, if anything a sad past that should and could have been abandoned long ago. Instead of throwing all this money to buy environmentally devastating fuels that impoverish us economically, it could be used to make us energy independent. But it is not done, it would be too intelligent and far-sighted, aspects totally absent in our “decision makers”.
Energy, like any other product, is a commodity and is valued as such; whoever acquires the monopoly and manages to sell his product becomes so powerful that any alternative is hindered and boycotted in every way, just buy politicians and the media and that’s it. Many are purchasable and many let themselves be bought and so the world burns because of wars to grab energy resources and because of climate change.
Many talk about modernity, innovation, progress and the environment but then we are still hostage to eighteenth-century fuels if coal-fired plants are still active today in 2022!
And there are those who still have the courage to say that we are modern!? If we are still hostage to dinosaur-energy it is certainly not due to technological problems or lack of alternatives but only and exclusively for economic interests. What do we still have to understand, what scandals still have to break out to start taking the only valid path, i.e. that of self-determination, true sovereignty and energy independence and not? Road that we could easily and quickly travel with our enormous renewable energy wealth and capacity, even easily renewable ones, other than Qatar, Russia or the USA … It is the craziest thing to see the country of the sun fatten foreign countries when we burst with energy that we do not use and on which we do not rely. And then we cry out to high bills, to speculation, and we have all the immediately feasible alternatives at hand. Not to mention the further absurdity of looking for fossil sources in our country to exploit, with more money and resources thrown out the window. And in this feast of the absurd, there are also those who invoke Italy’s energy sovereignty, nostalgically remembering and even recalling Enrico Mattei or requesting to re-establish relations with Russia in order to have cheap gas. Talking about energy sovereignty with these arguments is so senseless that one wonders how one can fail to notice such contradictions. But it is even more absurd to think of making such statements believing that no one notices the obvious contradictions. As if whoever enunciates them thinks that people are such idiots that if you talk to them about energy sovereignty by buying fossil fuels from abroad, they might as well believe it. Since the debate on energy is unfortunately characterized by these poor contents and various monopolies, there is a need for serious, sensible, independent and above all feasible proposals. That’s why the guide was written Italy towards zero emissions – Community resilience self-sufficiency, addressed to citizens, associations, bodies, activists, politicians, administrators, technicians, teachers, entrepreneurs, workers in general, which clearly indicates the path to take and does so in all sectors with concrete proposals in every field: employment, energy , environmental, economic, technological, training, which can be undertaken from tomorrow morning. All you need is the will to put them into practice in every situation and in every context, and anyone can do it, so as not to complain tomorrow about rising bills, countries that strangle us, wallets that dry up and the environment that is dying.
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Russia, Qatar, USA: while Italy is bursting with sunshine and renewable energy, we are still hostage to foreign countries