Depending on whether you’re drilling, fracking, building a new power station, building a new pipeline, it generally takes about 5 or 10 years to develop new energy sources.
In the meantime, they are dependent on Russia.
And France, which eagerly joined Obama in murdering Kaddafi and aiding the Muslim rebels in North Africa, now has far less energy coming from there than they did before the “Arab Spring.”
Power plants using natural gas fired combustion turbines take about two years to complete from ground breaking. That can be more than 200 megawatts in one pop.
But most, if not virtually all of France’s power is nuke.
While the media kinda sticks to their agenda stories...you need to gaze over toward Norway. They have a pretty good production capability of oil and natural gas. Some business reports indicate that they are more than capable of expanding the natural gas production quickly....and taking up the slack. I’m guessing that Merkel knows this. Now...could they ramp up double what they are doing today...by October? That....I’m not sure of...and the Norwegians are probably not that sure. But, if I were a Russian billionaire who has enjoyed the rich life and millions that roll in monthly...I really wouldn’t want to see my production level go to zero. I’d be fairly upset.