WTF: Russian President Vladimir Putin Named Green Energy Hero of the Year by Politico

The fake news rag Politico has named Russian President Vladimir Putin one of its 28 green energy heroes of 2022, claiming that his “brutal invasion of Ukraine has forced Europe to finally break its fossil fuel addiction.”

Politico seems to argue that Putin is a green hero because his invasion indirectly led to soaring energy costs, which is what far-left extremists have been pining for as they sacrifice human prosperity and progress to satisfy their pagan deity of Mother Earth.

“By invading Ukraine and manipulating energy supplies to undermine European support for Kyiv, Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved something generations of green campaigners could not — clean energy is now a fundamental matter of European security,” they wrote.

Politico paints Europe’s painful current struggles as a good thing because they are sacrificing for the greater good of ending fossil fuels (ie. cheap, abundant energy).

“The green acceleration doesn’t mean Europeans will avoid a succession of brutally cold and expensive winters. This crisis also means that governments across the bloc have been preoccupied with short-term measures to stave off blackouts, rather than doing their utmost to aid the longer-term energy shift,” they wrote.

“But those immediate actions to keep the lights on are largely temporary and might avoid longer-term dirty investments. A reversion to coal power in several countries means a surge in emissions, but it’s also killed the idea that natural gas will serve as a “bridge” fuel to ease the path to net-zero emissions — something that had been an article of faith in EU thinking for much of the past decade,” Politico added.

Of course, this fake news propaganda is the opposite of what is true. Countries in Europe that adopted green policies shut down their domestic energy production, supposedly to help the environment, and then became more dependent on Russia for natural gas. If Europe continues to adopt these policies, they will become more dependent on authoritarian foreign regimes to be able to keep their lights on.

Big League Politics has reported on how Russia is getting the highest profits for their energy exports in history as Western sanctions backfire spectacularly:

An analyst with the German Science and Politics Foundation is projecting that Russia will see the highest gas profits in history for 2022 despite sanctions from the U.S. and Western powers.

“Almost half of the Russian budget is based on transactions with oil and gas. The state earns enormously from production taxes and export duties,” said Janis Kluge, a researcher who studies primarily Eurasia-based economics.

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