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Europe on the verge of energy starvation

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In the era of global warming, even a child knows that the Earth’s resources are limited, and in a few decades, humankind runs the risk of being left without oil, coal, gas and other minerals. They take this into account in the cabinets of ministers, making global decisions about war and peace. True, these decisions are not always reasonable: Europe, for example, has decided to abandon Russian gas, despite the fact that it cannot provide itself with energy.

Europe's natural weakness

The main weakness of Europe is the lack of natural resources. For too long a person carries out continuous economic activity in this part of the world. Even during the Middle Ages, vast tracts of forest were cut down, and large-scale mining began in the 19 century. Of course, such a disregard for nature has caused pollution of water bodies and the massive death of living organisms.

Today, Europe is experiencing hard times: many industrial areas have fallen into disrepair, the earth has been depleted, hundreds of species of fish, birds and animals have been exterminated, and unique natural landscapes have been destroyed. And this is far from the end: according to the British Institute of Global Sustainable Development, in the coming decades, coal, oil and gas reserves in Europe will completely run out, and the inhabitants of this part of the world will face energy hunger. And there too, and to this famine close.

The Institute’s specialists warn that the UK’s own natural gas reserves will disappear in three years, all coal will be mined on the island in four years, and oil will run out in five years. France will be even worse: in a year, the production of coal, gas and oil there will be reduced to values ​​close to zero. Perhaps a worthy retribution for imperialism: while England ruled the seas, her steam fleet needed enormous quantities of coal, while France constantly tried to establish itself in the world as opposed to the British crown, and spent enormous resources on the maintenance of the army and fleet. Also, one should not forget that capitalism originated in Western Europe, and it was here that the energy-intensive heavy industry appeared.

Germany, which was a backward European outback before the Bismarck reforms, is doing better: its coal reserves will last for 250 years. In Germany, the Nizhnereinsko-Westphalian coal basin is located, thanks to which Berlin received economic advantages immediately after the formation of the North German Union. We can observe the same picture even now: while Western Europe is experiencing the deepest systemic crisis, relative stability remains in Germany. In the future, Berlin may become the main supplier of coal to its western neighbors, putting them in a dependent position.

The situation is not bad in those countries that have never reached brilliant heights in heavy industry, and therefore did not expend resources in excess of the norm. Such countries, for example, include Bulgaria, whose coal reserves, according to employees of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, will be enough for the 34 year. Poland is worse off: in the 80s, it occupied the 4th place in the world in terms of coal production, but after the coal boom the reserves of minerals declined significantly. Now Poland produces mainly brown coal, since during combustion it emits more energy than stone.

Energy hunger

But Germany, Bulgaria, and Poland have nowhere to extract gas and oil. In less than a year, in both countries, the reserves of these minerals will run out. Energy hunger will slow down economic growth, and force you to look for partners in regions rich in "black gold". In particular, the dependence of European economies on Russia will increase.

Mediterranean states are likely to purchase hydrocarbons in North Africa and the Middle East - in Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. It is possible that the Arab monarchies, primarily Qatar, will try to penetrate the Balkan Peninsula, including Romania and Bulgaria, washed by the Black Sea: the Arabs plan to build several terminals on its shores for receiving gas carriers. But this project may remain on paper, since the degree of tension in the Black Sea basin is unlikely to decrease in the coming decade.

The north-western part of Europe will be dependent on Norway - Russia's direct competitor on the Atlantic coast. Also, Americans may appear on the European gas market - now the US has no opportunity to plant Europe on an “oil and gas igloo”, but Washington has already openly declared such intentions and is preparing for the economic enslavement of Europe under the guise of its salvation from the clutches of the Russian bear. However, the leaders of European countries understand how the friendship with Uncle Sam can end, and so far refuse from deceptive overseas proposals. Indeed, Russia is closer, and ties with Gazprom have long been established.

With the rapid reduction of energy resources for Europe, there is a third way - the use of alternative energy sources. However, this option seems to be absolutely fantastic, because renewable energy does not pay for itself, and the state is forced to subsidize its development: only Germany spends about 32 billion dollars annually for solar and wind power plants to continue to work.

According to Sigmar Gabriel, Minister of Economics and Energy of Germany, subsidies for "green" energy have reached a critical point, and can no longer rise. The European Union should urgently look for cheap sources of energy, otherwise "Europe is threatened with de-industrialization."

Ukraine is a bargaining chip, or How the United States puts a spoke in the wheels of the European economy

In the conditions of the deepest energy crisis that Europe faced, the United States is starting a difficult game, the main purpose of which is to push Russia and the European Union together, eventually weakening both Moscow and Brussels. The latest events in Ukraine fully comply with this logic. Washington chose Ukraine as a sacrifice to the slaughter and tried to turn it into an apple of discord between East and West.

Fortunately, European politicians are aware of the fact that blackmailing Europe with the help of Ukraine is just one of the episodes of American political and economic aggression against Russia and the European Union. For this reason, Berlin, London and Paris are in no hurry with the help of the Kiev authorities, fearing to spoil relations with Moscow. For objective reasons, Ukraine is the enemy of the European Union, because it prevents the building of a powerful economic union between Western Europe and Russia, but Brussels cannot dismiss the Kiev authorities as an annoying fly: the United States exerts strong pressure on European leaders. opinions.

For example, now Washington is actively setting Poland and the Baltic countries on Germany, which is in dire need of Russian gas. Say, Berlin does not adhere to "universal agreements", and refuses to impose sanctions on Russia, despite the fact that Germany did not undertake any obligations, and is free to determine the vector of its foreign policy.

Using destabilization in Ukraine as a cover, the United States is able to completely cut off gas supplies to Europe, accusing Moscow of everything. To do this, it is enough to make several calls to Kiev, and the main pipelines will stop working. This will play a role in the deterioration of relations between Moscow and European leaders, and will be useful for the United States.

In general, the European Union was in an extremely disadvantageous situation. Growth resources of European economies are exhausted, and in the USA they know about it. Now the main task of Washington is to isolate Europe from the supply of fuel from the outside, monopolizing its market. True, the White House silenok is not enough: there is no necessary infrastructure, and the volume of gas production in America is not yet so great as to flood Europe with “blue fuel.” But to annoy the hunt ...
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  1. Alex_Popovson
    Alex_Popovson 22 May 2014 08: 18
    +12
    Plus I’ll put it, but I don’t see the point of writing obvious things.
    1. sscha
      sscha 22 May 2014 08: 28
      +8
      And it seems to me that having stated the facts, the author did not ask one question - How long? How long will Europe be "both yours and ours"? Maybe it's time to decide on your priorities and choose your course? In light of the rapidly changing realities in this world, it seems that the significant players in Europe will not be able to sit out on the bench. hi
      1. MOISEY
        MOISEY 22 May 2014 09: 01
        +1
        Germany, now, despite coal reserves, is thinking about energy independence. By 2020, Germany plans to put into operation self-propelled floating wind farms with a total capacity of up to 10 gigawatts.
        1. bistrov.
          bistrov. 22 May 2014 10: 14
          +12
          Quote: MOISEY
          +

          This is a dead end, firstly, this method of energy production depends entirely on the vagaries of the weather: there is wind, there is electricity, there is no wind, there is no electricity. it can only be used sporadically. Or are the Germans planning to build artificial windmills at the same time? That is, to have a special coal-fired or gas-fired power plant to service such plants, which is an absolute absurdity. Secondly, it was said in the article: this method of generating electricity is unprofitable and requires significant subsidies. There is a need for energy supply, and people can’t imagine life without it: since electricity was discovered, mankind has made a sharp leap in its technical and scientific development, and continues to do this exponentially, decides radically: for example, by splitting water. In the USSR, such work was carried out and, as far as I know, were already close to obtaining results, but the collapse of the Soviet Union and the forcible restoration of capitalism and apparently world oil The gas lobby tried either to destroy the results of these experiments or to outbid. Essentially, capitalism is a brake on both technical and cultural-social progress by maintaining acceptable methods of enrichment and social-mental politics.
          1. 528Obrp
            528Obrp 22 May 2014 10: 56
            +6
            Quote: bistrov.
            This is a dead end

            100% The main disadvantage of this whole "green"
            energy - its not a guarantee no one can guarantee that at the right time, it will give the right power, too many factors affect it. Specific average the power of this energy, per 1 m2, is determined by the solar constant and, at the surface of the earth, it is equal to 200 W per 1 m2. And this constant applies to all "green" energy: wind, solar, vegetation. The only exception may be gravity - tidal power plants, but this has its own problems.
            A big plus of solar and wind energy is the optimization of energy consumption in the domestic sector. And that’s all. You cannot build serious production capacities on them. It is necessary to search for fundamentally different sources of energy or to expand the use of atomic energy.
            1. Children BuryKonya
              Children BuryKonya 22 May 2014 12: 29
              +2
              There are many more cons and they are more significant.
            2. abrakadabre
              abrakadabre 22 May 2014 14: 27
              +4
              And that’s all. You cannot build serious production capacities on them.
              And don’t talk. I can hardly imagine a plant for smelting aluminum or steel, powered by a windmill or solar panels.
              wassat
        2. Children BuryKonya
          Children BuryKonya 22 May 2014 12: 26
          +2
          Germany itself has driven itself into a dead end by games with alternative energy. With huge investments, the return is minimal.
          1. Heinrich ruppert
            Heinrich ruppert 22 May 2014 13: 17
            +5
            Quote: Children Bury the Horse
            Germany itself has driven itself into a dead end by games with alternative energy. With huge investments, the return is minimal.

            I would like to talk about this "giving". A park of these wind turbines has already been built in the sea. A lot of money was spent on the construction of this one, which was "pulled" from ordinary citizens, by regularly raising prices twice a year. And so the park stands in the sea, this is the north of Germany. But the industry is mainly where this energy is needed is in the center and in the south of Germany. There are no transmission lines for this energy. Since the old ones are not designed for this. Build a new highway, no money. People are outraged that electricity is becoming a luxury item. It is too risky to raise prices further. Therefore, the windmills stand and spin at idle.
            1. 290980
              290980 22 May 2014 22: 49
              +1
              Build a new track, no money.
              you don’t know a bit, there is money for construction, the problem is laying cables, but the windmills are working on the problem, the trend is especially effective, they work 100 meters from the coastline, where the wind is constant and more powerful than on the ground.

              Americans also in windmills still put some loot .. soon you will see who is interested in the topic.
              1. Heinrich ruppert
                Heinrich ruppert 22 May 2014 23: 17
                0
                The fact of the matter is that these subsidies slowed down for laying the track. Since you yourself know what indignation began about the rise in prices for email. energy. Yes, in addition, the route should be air and this is again the protests on the land of Hessen and in Bavaria.
                Quote: 290980
                Americans also in windmills still put some loot .. soon you will see who is interested in the topic.

                Yes, I know that General Electric makes breezes near Reine.
        3. Buran
          Buran 22 May 2014 13: 24
          +5
          Once I had to help a friend install a hybrid (solar panels combined with a wind generator), then I understood a little the principle and scheme of work, the so-called "clean" energy. It seems to some that the propeller is spinning and generating energy, but for people it is accumulating somewhere. I don't know how on an industrial scale, but good old batteries are used for a private network. Moreover, not one - two, but at least five - six pieces. And there is no replacement for them.
        4. Chertkov Oleg
          Chertkov Oleg 22 May 2014 13: 51
          +13
          It is planned to put into operation self-propelled floating wind power stations with a total capacity of up to 10 gigawatts.

          The name of Don Quixote.
          Friends live in Germany. If the TV is working, they turn off the light wherever there is nobody, in the children's computer it’s working darkly, wash together, so that the water does not flow in vain when the first is soaped, it’s more profitable to eat in the restaurant on the ground floor — there is no consumption of water, electricity, food. Rare banquets at home, on holidays. Save on everything - a communal darling.
          So in a good way Europe-opa is waiting for you.
          1. 290980
            290980 22 May 2014 22: 57
            +1
            If the TV is working, they turn off the light wherever there is no one, it’s dark in the children's computer, they wash together, so that the water does not flow in vain when the first is soaped, it’s more profitable to eat in the restaurant on the ground floor, there is no consumption of water, electricity, food


            apparently people have not calculated their financial capabilities and save on everything, but is it really different for you?

            about the light in rooms where there is nobody, so I turn it off and advise everyone, in the hallways the light also does not turn on all night, there are vending machines that turn off the light five minutes after turning on, and 5 minutes is enough to go home from the street.
      2. Wellych
        Wellych 22 May 2014 09: 01
        +3
        As long as Europe will be "both yours and ours"

        There is not both yours and ours, there is lousy hedonism elevated to the rank of unconditional religion, attractive to others, due to which expansion is fueled ...
        1. GDP
          GDP 22 May 2014 10: 01
          +5
          in the coming decades, the reserves of coal, oil and gas in Europe will completely run out

          Then the author got very excited. As for oil and, to some extent, gas - indeed, the proven reserves remained for several decades (but again, proven!) ...
          Coal at the current level of consumption will last for many hundreds of years (it seems about 2000, but this is not taking into account growth).
          And in Germany they understand this, therefore, all kinds of wind farms - this is more likely to divert eyes, Germany has significant reserves of coal - and they will rely on coal-fired power plants, starting out on the environment ...
          Huge coal reserves are also available in the USA and they are already exporting it to Europe in very large quantities ...
      3. 00xxx00
        00xxx00 22 May 2014 17: 07
        +6
        Europe will make its choice on May 25, and it will not be the United States.
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    3. Rostovchanin
      Rostovchanin 22 May 2014 08: 30
      +19
      Now Poland produces mainly brown coal, since it emits more energy than coal during combustion.

      And this phrase strained me ...
      Coal
      The "Coal" request is redirected here. A separate article is needed on this topic.

      Coal is a sedimentary rock, which is a product of the deep decomposition of plant debris (tree ferns, horsetails and grouse, as well as the first gymnosperms). In terms of chemical composition, coal is a mixture of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic compounds with a high mass fraction of carbon, as well as water and volatile substances with small amounts of mineral impurities, when burning coal forming ash. Fossil coals differ from each other in the ratio of their constituent components, which determines their calorific value. A number of organic compounds that make up coal have carcinogenic properties.

      The carbon content in hard coal, depending on its grade, ranges from 75% to 95%. They contain up to 12% moisture (3-4% internal), therefore they have a higher calorific value than lignite. They contain up to 32% of volatile substances, due to which they ignite well. Formed from brown coal at depths of about 3 kilometers.
      Brown coal
      Main article: Brown coal
      Brown coal

      Brown coal - solid fossil coal formed from peat, contains 65-70% of carbon, has a brown color, the youngest of fossil coals. It is used as local fuel, as well as chemical raw materials. They contain a lot of water (43%), and therefore have a low calorific value. In addition, they contain a large number of volatile substances (up to 50%). They are formed from dead organic residues under load pressure and under the influence of elevated temperature at depths of the order of 1 kilometer.

      so simple for analysis ... brown can never be better than stone, even judging by the amount of carbon contained in them
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 22 May 2014 09: 32
        +13
        Quote: Rostovchanin
        during combustion, it releases more energy than stone.

        This also puzzled me, as it seemed, they taught me how to do the opposite (but it was the wrong Soviet school). All my life I thought that brown coal is cheaper, but worse than stone. Moreover, when it is in the air, brown coal loses its moisture and breaks up into powder (again, as it was taught at school), which makes it not very interesting to store it.
        So the author’s jamb in factics.
        1. Gloria45
          Gloria45 22 May 2014 11: 25
          +8
          The main weakness of Europe is the lack of natural resources. For too long a person carries out continuous economic activity in this part of the world. Even during the Middle Ages, vast tracts of forest were cut down, and large-scale mining began in the 19 century. Of course, such a disregard for nature has caused pollution of water bodies and the massive death of living organisms.

          "When the last tree is cut down, the last river is poisoned and the last fish is caught, the white man will understand that money is not edible."
          Useful movie, look, time will not be wasted.
          If you relate to nature like that, then 3 such planets as ours will not be enough.
          1. SPAAARTAAA
            SPAAARTAAA 22 May 2014 19: 36
            0
            Thanks you. Good movie.
      2. GRune
        GRune 22 May 2014 09: 45
        +8
        Yes, it doesn’t smell of any analysis ... 1. The author completely forgets about the ultra-cheap coal that the USA supplies to Europe. 2. The fact that coal in Britain will end in 4 years (production may not be profitable because of the cost, or coking coal will run out, but this is another question when it costs the price and the grades are forgotten).
        Give a link to this study I want to read, maybe the author has difficulties translating ...
        Coal - By reserves of Kam. Coal Great Beaver. takes second place in Zap. Europe. Coal pools Velikobr. are associated with coal-coal deposits of caledonide and form four groups: Southern (43 billion tons), Central (90 billion tons), Northern (16 billion tons) and Scottish (13,5 billion tons). Coals from long flame to anthracite; the average thickness of the layers is 1-2 m.
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 22 May 2014 10: 56
          +5
          Yes, there is no analysis and does not smell ...
          In the article, pearls spray like a hose:
          Now Poland produces mainly brown coal, because when it burns, it releases more energy than stone

          If this author would have given himself the trouble to look into the directories (not to mention the fact that such elementary things are reported in our middle classes) ... Yes, even here:
          [media = http: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combustion_heat]
          He would not write such nonsense.
        2. Hope1960
          Hope1960 23 May 2014 23: 34
          0
          Britain will soon be flooded, will not have time to use coal!
      3. bistrov.
        bistrov. 22 May 2014 10: 31
        +2
        Quote: Rostovchanin
        brown cannot be better than stone

        This is communicated to students in the 4th grade during their natural history lessons. But, however, "smart modern specialists" like Mr. Vit, think exactly the opposite. Maybe he does not intend to burn coal and brown coal in furnaces to obtain heat energy with its subsequent conversion into electrical energy, but invented some other method? So let him share, we will be happy to hear, or even better, let him patent it. Maybe before us there is that panacea for all energy troubles, over which the whole civilized world is struggling unsuccessfully?
        I also noticed this discrepancy in the article by Mr. Vit, but at first I decided not to embarrass him, because he discusses burning problems in his article.
      4. 528Obrp
        528Obrp 22 May 2014 11: 05
        +3
        brown cannot be better than stone
        There is an error in the article.
        The most energy-intensive anthracite - the most stone of all stone smile . And the most energy-intensive product of coal processing is coke.
        1. Rostovchanin
          Rostovchanin 22 May 2014 11: 13
          +2
          The most energy-intensive anthracite - the most stone of all stone smile. And the most energy-intensive product of coal processing is coke.

          Let me add ... their anthracite coking coal and produce.
      5. Cherdak
        Cherdak 22 May 2014 13: 03
        +1
        Quote: Rostovchanin
        brown cannot be better than stone

        There is an old German technology (there was only one RusOven factory near Krasnoyarsk and was in Ukraine - its fate is vague) - the creation of briquettes with the addition of bitumen or other heavy oil distillation products. There are quite good indicators, and most importantly - low sulfur content

        Briquette Shape: Pillow
        Dimensions, mm 59 x 54 x 36
        Weight, 78 g
        Calorific value for dry fuel, (Qir) kcal / kg min 6.900
        Sulfur content, (Sdt),% 0.3 - 0.4

        Only like "RusAven" was closed by "effective managers" recourse
      6. smart Fox
        smart Fox 22 May 2014 14: 34
        +1
        just about, and I looked at the calorie content of different coals, the stone is more caloric and has less ash. Donetsk for example
    4. xenod55
      xenod55 22 May 2014 11: 13
      +6
      Geyropeytsy were redeemed (sanctioned). Now YOUR gas was bought by the Chinese, and you FUCK.
      1. ZU-23
        ZU-23 22 May 2014 12: 22
        +5
        Well done Artyom, that’s the way it is, even when Medvedev was president, he said at a meeting in Europe that it’s time to think about how we will feed Europe, and everyone laughed including us, and they don’t have to establish relations with us, they begin to support the sanctions of idiots, Well, of course, not of their own free will.
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  2. Same lech
    Same lech 22 May 2014 08: 20
    +3
    True, the White House doesn’t have enough strength: there is no necessary infrastructure, and the volumes of gas production in America are not so large as to flood Europe with “blue fuel”. But hunting is a matter of fact ...



    But to provoke a war in UKRAINE USA is quite capable of ..... and there you look a new market and resources in the pocket itself will fall.
    1. max702
      max702 22 May 2014 11: 42
      +1
      This is just one of the goals .. Globally slow down the EU and Russia in development. They are removing competitors on the planet Earth.
      1. yur
        yur 23 May 2014 00: 20
        +2
        Quote: max702
        This is just one of the goals .. Globally slow down the EU and Russia in development. They are removing competitors on the planet Earth.
        Late, late, the States caught on to competitors in Europe (the EU and Russia) to clean up. With their own hands they have already grown a global competitor for themselves - China (I wouldn’t chase, you pop, for cheapness laughing ) And here India is on its way.
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 22 May 2014 08: 30
    +5
    Europe, with its energy charter ... in my deep conviction, drives itself into the conditions of an expensive energy industry and as a result of an inefficient economy ... this is a consequence of ... that decisions are made under the pressure of liberals (green business) who do not have sufficient knowledge in this matter ... in general, again making decisions with my heart (well, it seems so fifth point).
  4. sledge
    sledge 22 May 2014 08: 38
    +4
    It is time for the European states to think - do they need the European Union, is it time to scatter?
  5. Magic archer
    Magic archer 22 May 2014 08: 48
    +5
    But Vanga was right !!! Saying that the 21 century will be the era of the renaissance of Great Russia !!! We are not aggressors, the geyropa itself will crawl on its knees when it realizes that it can’t go anywhere without us. Well, as always ... we will mercifully forgive and accept ....
  6. victorTT
    victorTT 22 May 2014 08: 56
    +1
    brown coal gives less heat than stone, less energy. the author does not know these things. so that brown coal is flush with coal in terms of energy efficiency it must be dried from moisture. and even better anthracite is the best coal. for Europe, I think the best way would be to buy gas from Iran. and for this it will be necessary to make some concessions to Iran and agree. Iranian gas is enough to replace completely Russian gas. and all this nonsense that there is nothing to replace Russian gas.
  7. shurup
    shurup 22 May 2014 09: 00
    +4
    I think that Russia will not be in the position of a buridan donkey and will eat alternately from each bale of hay. Which, however, is being done from the point of view of gas.
    And the fact that the United States has been sharpening a tooth on it since the emergence of the EU is well known.
  8. Dejavu
    Dejavu 22 May 2014 09: 28
    +4
    Ta Ta Taaaaaam, Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam .... (Beethoven) laughing

    Among other things, a contract has been signed with China ... Hmmm ... An unenviable picture for geyropeychikov looms. At the time, they’re warming up, affectionate and learning to jump over the perch on command. By the way, here the Arctic is also ripening here. It’s good that we live in Russia, friends :)
  9. awg75
    awg75 22 May 2014 09: 31
    +4
    The US is the enemy of all life on planet Earth ... it's time to treat this disease until it killed everyone
  10. mig31
    mig31 22 May 2014 09: 36
    0
    Europe, like a mirror of the State Department, you won’t go far with a stranger’s mind ...
  11. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 22 May 2014 09: 46
    +3
    Yes, Europe is flooded with the American fifth column, they have it like a toy on a string, as the Americans pull, they will dance. Frau Merkel looks like a lapdog trained in front of Obama.
  12. Zomanus
    Zomanus 22 May 2014 10: 15
    0
    Well, from Europe it would be very reasonable to support and help in the construction of the South Stream. Then Ukraine can cut its pipe into metal. And in the future it would be very reasonable to charge not with money, but with technologies and means of production. Partially, at least.
  13. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 22 May 2014 10: 20
    0
    Quote: sscha
    And it seems to me that having stated the facts, the author did not ask one question - How long? How long will Europe be "both yours and ours"? Maybe it's time to decide on your priorities and choose your course? In light of the rapidly changing realities in this world, it seems that the significant players in Europe will not be able to sit out on the bench. hi

    They will run out of resources and they will sell ourselves to us, with all the giblets !!?
  14. nemec55
    nemec55 22 May 2014 10: 32
    +3
    I’ve damn the last 36 years and I’ve only heard that the West and America are on the verge of ass, and for some reason we constantly have EP.
  15. potap48a
    potap48a 22 May 2014 10: 40
    +1
    nonsense of the aftor about the fact that the geyrope wants to be friends with us. HER governments do not want and throw mud at us, especially grandma Merkel. .. publishes constantly about some kind of sanctions. That geyropa couldn't send ovs ... if they really need friendship with Russia? Everything was decided long ago. Conquer Hohland and start plundering it uncontrollably pumping out gas and other minerals. They will do it and sell all the mined in the gamerope at "low" prices, as they say. geyropa uchi hung up and believes everything, and she will be divorced like children to school !!!! Now we just don't need them. We have all the gas in China and let them die there in their gamerope. Lord !!!! Send them the next 2-3 colder winters. Maybe this will put them in their place
  16. Name
    Name 22 May 2014 10: 45
    +1
    "Smoke break" and expectation of visits from the EU to Russia. repeat So be it!
  17. ks
    ks 22 May 2014 11: 15
    +2
    Pea bullshit, for example, you ask the bus to pass the fare to the conductor, and the xy between you refuses to pass, whose problems? In life, a conductor through the crowd will reach you because he is more interested
    1. klavyr
      klavyr 22 May 2014 15: 46
      +1
      Pea bullshit, for example, you ask the bus to pass the fare to the conductor, and the xy between you refuses to pass, whose problems? In life, a conductor through the crowd will reach you because he is more interested
      - withdrawal: payment at the entrance (ie "turnstile")
  18. sv68
    sv68 22 May 2014 11: 38
    +1
    from now on, every eurotourist is obliged from the states to bring with him at least a bag of coal to save the EU economy wassat and on foggy albion the construction of the world's first foggy power plant began laughing it will be ready in three hundred years because the engineers do not yet know what they need to customize and how it should look at all fool
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  19. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 22 May 2014 11: 41
    +1
    Not very long ago, it was said that “it is unfair that one country has so many natural resources” ... Perhaps, offers to “share” will follow (and not for money). Oh, I would not want to ... One hope is in our loyal allies - the army and the navy.
  20. siberalt
    siberalt 22 May 2014 11: 49
    +1
    Europe thinks for a long time. Mali what can happen laughing

    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/461/afeo588.jpg
  21. Manul49
    Manul49 22 May 2014 12: 14
    +1
    Quote: victorTT
    Poland produces predominantly brown coal, since it produces more energy than coal during combustion.

    The efficiency of brown coal is 43%, which means that when it is completely burned, 57% of ash is formed and gives little heat, while coal has an efficiency of 84-93%, that is, it burns almost completely, emitting maximum heat.
  22. Yugra
    Yugra 22 May 2014 12: 47
    +3
    Geyrops have a lot of tires, why do they need gas. They will burn in the winter and warm themselves. But not enough, maydaunas
  23. RUS33
    RUS33 22 May 2014 13: 46
    +1
    Quote: sscha
    And it seems to me that having stated the facts, the author did not ask one question - How long? How long will Europe be "both yours and ours"? Maybe it's time to decide on your priorities and choose your course? In light of the rapidly changing realities in this world, it seems that the significant players in Europe will not be able to sit out on the bench. hi

    Ukraine already has an idea how to sit on two chairs. Now we are observing.
  24. belagor
    belagor 22 May 2014 13: 50
    +1
    The world has become very dependent on hydrocarbons and nuclear energy. The resources of both are approaching devastation (taking into account total consumption / production). Moreover, their use violated the ecosystem and climate of the planet. The population of the planet is too large and continues to grow. There is no physical opportunity to fully provide it with alternative energy sources. The planet’s free resources are limited, and ambition is increasing.
    Finding a way out is not at all easy, but there will be a limit.
  25. sergkar
    sergkar 22 May 2014 14: 10
    +2
    Putin has long since said to the Europeans that even if you want to heat wood, you still need to go to Siberia for them. Apparently not listening carefully. Or at the word Siberia, their brains completely bother? wassat
  26. Buran
    Buran 22 May 2014 14: 45
    +1
    We need to apply serious methods of energy production ...
  27. Free wind
    Free wind 22 May 2014 15: 33
    0
    The author writes without knowing what, at least he studied at school. About coal in the geography textbook is very much and described in detail, coal will not end in England tomorrow, and even more so in Germany. Alternative energy sources have proven themselves well, the author also did not read about it. Generally sad
  28. klavyr
    klavyr 22 May 2014 15: 38
    +2
    How much can you repeat the same thing. So the Chinese, it turns out, need our gas. And let Europeans buy fuel even on Mars, if they do not want Russian gas. China is the enemy of America, and if so, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
  29. galser
    galser 22 May 2014 15: 48
    +1
    A relative on Skype talked (in winter) with a friend (went to Germany in 1994) and says, are you sitting in a jacket?
    Save says))
  30. abc_alex
    abc_alex 22 May 2014 16: 27
    +1
    Using destabilization in Ukraine as a cover, the US can fully cut off gas supplies to Europe, blaming Moscow all over. To do this, just make a few calls to Kiev, and the trunk pipelines will stop working. This will play a role in worsening relations between Moscow and European leaders, and will be beneficial for the United States.


    Well well well! No fantasy. There is a Nord Stream. He has an EMNIP of 30% underload according to the requirements of 3 energy packages. So, for example, Germany will not be left without gas for sure.
  31. padonok.71
    padonok.71 22 May 2014 17: 41
    0
    Oil, gas, coal, etc. are all part of our homeland. Part of the wealth that our Gods and Ancestors gave us. And now we are sitting and discussing to whom to sell it all. Do not multiply, do not conquer, but SELL !!! Like the last traders. I am ashamed of this before my Ancestors, before the Gods. Do you not?
    1. nikcris
      nikcris 22 May 2014 18: 28
      0
      INCREASE oil, gas and coal - well, you turned down !!! wassat
  32. Arzamas
    Arzamas 22 May 2014 17: 42
    +1
    Another confirmation that big politics is nothing more than a struggle for resources!
  33. uzer 13
    uzer 13 22 May 2014 18: 26
    +1
    [We will take the fuel away from the devils, they will have nothing to drown their boilers-V. Vysotsky]


    The transition to coal for Europe will be a return to the Stone Age. At the same time, the appearance of acid rains, which they have somehow forgotten, is inevitable. In addition, gas is used not only for heating, it is needed for the chemical industry. In the USA, for example, coal is widely It is used in the production of electricity and this reduces the cost of kW-hours. Only Americans do not say that their thermal power plants have huge pipes and the acid component is blown away by neighbors. It’s better to think about it before embarking on gas adventures.
  34. revnagan
    revnagan 22 May 2014 18: 27
    +1
    The author writes that with a few calls from Fashington to Kiev, it is possible to cut off the main gas pipelines in Ukraine. If it were possible, it would have been done long ago. But in Kiev, there are far from fools. Scoundrels, scoundrels, huntai-all these epithets suit them. Here are fools, no. If the Kiev junta in the morning cut off the gas pipelines, then in the evening it will be held captive by the brave "Zolds" led by Merkel personally. And it seems to me that they will not stand on ceremony with the prisoners. Therefore, the gas pipelines functioned and will work. And Ukraine, which from the beginning of June will be tyrita gas, still scoop up such tyrya from the EU that just hold on.
  35. padonok.71
    padonok.71 22 May 2014 19: 28
    0
    Quote: nikcris
    INCREASE oil, gas and coal - well, you turned down !!! wassat

    The resources as a whole were getting better. To increase resources by increasing the territory. And for those who are on an armored train - there is such a thing as renewable resources. For example, wood (which we also trade very successfully on the right and the left). No need to juggle.
  36. kosmos84
    kosmos84 22 May 2014 19: 29
    0
    non-men have brains to invent normal filters for thermal power plants and then they will be the most environmentally friendly in spite of coal
  37. homosum20
    homosum20 22 May 2014 19: 52
    0
    The article is at least controversial. Take this pearl: "Europe's main weakness is the lack of natural resources."
    Fact - there are few forests in Europe. But the troops of Gaius Julius Caesar made their way through the jungle, thicker than the Siberian taiga. Where did they go? That's right - cut down and burned. After all, the economic and technological breakthrough of Europe in the 17-19 centuries did not happen for no reason. Due to predatory plunder of own resources and ditching of own ecology. And not only forests, coal, oil, water - either. But the law of conservation is the same for everyone - everything that they devoured for a jerk forward - now they are slowed down.
    Example? "In terms of natural gas production, Great Britain ranks second (2) in Western Europe (1981% of production), which fully meets the country's needs. About 19,7% of gas is produced from offshore fields." "The coal industry in Great Britain reached its highest rise before the 90st World War 1-1914, when 18 mines operated in the country (with a total annual production of 3270 million tons of coal, of which 292 million tons were exported), then began to decline." In 98, the exploitation of explored fields began, the first and richest of which was the Norwegian gas field Ekofisk, from where, six years later, "blue fuel" through a 1971 km gas pipeline began to flow to the German city of Emden. Soon the Norwegians explored several more large fields - Frigg, Statfjord, Heimdal, Oseberg, Gullfax (they have been developed since the 442s-1970s), and then Troll - the largest in the North Sea (it is located 80 km from the coast) .The raw gas goes from drilling platforms to the shore, where it is purified and are supplied to Belgium and Germany via a pipeline of 60 km. By refusing to process gas directly at the field, the specialists of the gas industry have not only increased daily production to 1100 mln m³, but also transferred the platform to automatic mode, controlling it from the shore. Norwegian gas enters Germany, Belgium, Great Britain and France via two pipelines, of which the eastern one goes to Germany via three gas pipelines (Norpipe, Europipe and Europipe ΙΙ), and the western branch supplies gas to Belgium (Seepipe) and France (Franpipe); a gas pipeline was built to the British Isles (Westerled). The total throughput of the entire system is more than 100 million m³ per day [286]. "You can find a lot on Wikipedia. They have a lot of resources. But we need more, further, faster. In the sense - than we do.
    Controversial article.
  38. Nitarius
    Nitarius 22 May 2014 20: 03
    +1
    author --- to begin STUDY physics!
    and OIL and GAS-RENEWABLE resources! there is a private report!
    and the people spit in your ears! - DO NOT BELIEVE!
    1. 290980
      290980 22 May 2014 23: 00
      0

      and OIL and GAS-RENEWABLE resources! there is a private report!



      subscribing .... that's exactly what it is.
  39. kosmos84
    kosmos84 22 May 2014 20: 27
    0
    Quote: Nitarius
    author --- to begin STUDY physics!
    and OIL and GAS-RENEWABLE resources! there is a private report!
    and the people spit in your ears! - DO NOT BELIEVE!

    Ukhta gas research institute proved this
  40. Garik1971
    Garik1971 22 May 2014 22: 06
    +1
    Not the essence of all these dubious calculations on the "gas-coal mine" :). And in vain in the root -American Horse + marianets (Lithuania Poland) in Ukraine = "fork" Europe (real) Germany France, etc. Either the Europeans will have a brain or a khan for them.
  41. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket 24 May 2014 15: 56
    0
    They say starvation is good, the brain clears up and starts to work, or in the geyrop, a new kind of inhabitants has already been bred - Without brains, starvation and soul won't help a lot? wassat am