The war in Ukraine has given irresponsible leaders such as President Biden a smokescreen to avoid acknowledging their role in creating a disastrous energy shortage, a news host said.
Sky News host James Morrow exposed Biden’s cynical attempt to use the war in Ukraine as an “excuse” to ignore the link between his climate agenda and a deepening crisis that has Western nations rationing scarce energy supplies.
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Despite Biden’s “Putin price hike” spin, the energy crunch in the United States can be traced to decisions Biden has made like shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline, Morrow said.
Biden’s rhetoric exemplifies how cynical Western politicians are using the war in Ukraine to advance their own ends, the host added.
“We have seen of course Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, but we have also seen the way that this invasion is being used by powers in the West as basically the excuse for the fact that their own green energy policies have come a cropper,” Morrow said.
The war has doubtless added to the problem by squeezing supply chains, and Western sanctions meant to destroy Russia’s economy haven’t helped either.
European countries that are reliant on Russian gas imports have turned to rationing, with Spain issuing a ban on raising thermostats in homes below 80 degrees Fahrenheit — in the middle of a heat wave.
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In Germany, which is particularly reliant on Russian gas, political leaders are concerned about social unrest erupting when winter arrives.
Things aren’t quite so desperate in the United States, but it’s no thanks to Joe Biden, whose administration has exploited the suffering of the middle class by dangling incentives for electric cars as gas prices remain close to record highs.
Biden and his aides are muscling through a green energy “transition” with a new bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, that includes billions of dollars in climate spending, to be paid in part by an enormous expansion of the IRS.
Biden’s adamant refusal to help negotiate an end to the conflict has further squeezed food and energy supplies, causing prices to skyrocket.