An energy crisis has been developing across the world over the past few years. Exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, these supply shortages are accompanied by many real-world consequences for people, prosperity, and the planet.
Here are more than 30 tweets showing us all just what the consequences of energy shortages are, and why Canada should be doing everything in its power to make more of our responsibly produced oil and gas accessible to global markets in need.
- Canada Can Play a Major Role in Underpinning Global Energy Security
- Europe's Return to Coal Highlights Need for Canadian LNG
- Food Shortages Highlight Need for More Canadian Agriculture on Global Markets
Real-World Consequences of Energy Shortages
When extreme heat or bitter cold threaten to overwhelm fragile power grids in places like California and Texas, there’s an effective, old-school tool to avoid a shortfall: turn the lights off https://t.co/XH3hszn7Xq— Bloomberg Energy (@BloombergNRG) September 2, 2022
🚨 "It's not just energy costs going up, but soaring costs of doing business and taxes across the board." ⁰⁰The Government must take significant action to support small businesses through this #energycrisis. We talk to @MailOnline👇 https://t.co/cRsFBR9AM6— FSB (@fsb_policy) August 30, 2022
A grim reminder that the cancellation of numerous #CanadianLNG projects over the past decade hasn’t helped families or reduced emissions.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 24, 2022
The world will need all energy sources for decades to come, let’s get #Canada in the game. pic.twitter.com/3Hy1XOAe8w
🇬🇧 “Household energy bills were expected to rise 40% this autumn, but on Friday the government regulator announced they’ll leap 80% in a single bound.” https://t.co/aNbdbulLfy— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 27, 2022
The risk of civil unrest has spiked across the globe as developed nations and emerging markets alike grapple with spiraling inflation and upheaval exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a report https://t.co/E5X021bauo— Bloomberg (@business) September 2, 2022
No natural gas, no fertilizer, no food.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 27, 2022
Europe’s fertilizer crisis is deepening with more than two-thirds of production capacity halted by soaring natural gas costs, threatening farmers and consumers far beyond the region’s borders. https://t.co/fFFAbxdP2U
European Energy Crisis: Keeping the lights on in Europe this winter may prove more difficult than governments are currently admitting. https://t.co/RkgBw0vomi— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 26, 2022
Canada could have really helped.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 26, 2022
Obstructing #CanadianEnergy exports in the name of human rights or the environment is a farce.
“ Forget showering, it's eat or heat for shocked Europeans hit by #EnergyCrisis “ #cdnpoli #cdnlng https://t.co/2eYayxLqOQ
The French PM says industrial consumers could soon face forced energy rationing https://t.co/2GFeHdM2Xg— Bloomberg Energy (@BloombergNRG) August 30, 2022
We are gonna need a bigger map! Here's the latest map of fertilizer production cuts in Europe due to high natural gas prices courtesy of our data wizard @yashasmudumbai.#ICIS #fertilizer #energy #naturalgas #Europe #nitrogen #ammonia #NPK #phosphates pic.twitter.com/j8HXe4ZaPK— Sylvia Tranganida (@ICIS_Sylvia) August 25, 2022
Every six hours the power goes off in Kosovo, first country in Europe to suffer rolling outages. It might not be the last https://t.co/G0atJUrjXp— Bloomberg Energy (@BloombergNRG) August 26, 2022
Major UK fertilizer producer will halt ammonia production in response to soaring natural gas prices, a move that could reduce carbon dioxide supply crucial to the food industry.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 25, 2022
✅ The world absolutely positively needs long term access to #CanadianLNG https://t.co/WnHZRMfISd
German utility will restart a coal-fired power plant to produce electricity for the market as Berlin races to secure energy supplies for the winter. https://t.co/nwTiJQDUBj— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 23, 2022
✅ German Refinery Reliant on Russia Now Using Oil From the US— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 23, 2022
Why would anyone not want to see Canadian natural gas replace Russian supplies also? https://t.co/DsM5oYoeA0
Britain faces 'humanitarian crisis' as energy costs soar, says health lobby https://t.co/NiEIdjpfag— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 19, 2022
California is asking homes and businesses to cut back on electricity use Wednesday afternoon as heat grips the West Coast and a years-long drought squeezes the region’s hydroelectric-power supplies. https://t.co/XCG7ah1iN7— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 18, 2022
Kosovo imposes power cuts as utilities can’t meet demand https://t.co/W4MjCYtoCb— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 17, 2022
Sweden Turns to Burning Oil as Power Prices Soar to Record https://t.co/C8JdDyNPb4— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 16, 2022
UK: Pubs and restaurants warn of winter closures as energy bills soar 300% https://t.co/3T1kYVwqiK— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 16, 2022
Europe is heading into winter with seasonally low levels of diesel in storage tanks, with major implications for the continent’s industries and drivers in the run-up to EU sanctions on Russian crude oil and refined product supplies. https://t.co/Ob1Ql2js7q— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 12, 2022
Europe’s energy crisis is likely to cause a surge in zombie firms, with UK companies looking particularly vulnerable, Bank of America strategists https://t.co/XPc8ydlLwS— Bloomberg Energy (@BloombergNRG) September 2, 2022
Anything that disincentivizes #CanadianEnergy production is negative for global human rights, energy security and environmental leadership. #CarbonCapture #Canada #MoreCanada #CdnEnergy #CdnLNG pic.twitter.com/1uOBYrg0eQ— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 12, 2022
The New York area is running so low on fuel that the Biden administration is warning of government action to address exports https://t.co/kTA7AFRP0X— Bloomberg Energy (@BloombergNRG) August 26, 2022
Europe's fertiliser industry closed or curtailed output at 10 plants in July as natural gas costs soar and global urea prices drop, undermining their competitiveness. https://t.co/gyn85ypTWx— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 8, 2022
In response to fears that Russia will cut off gas supplies, the European Union has agreed to trim energy use by 15%, triggering a continent-wide watchfulness over thermostats and light switches.https://t.co/TM8h0vsF4C— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 5, 2022
Ice is a hot commodity in Spain, with supermarkets limiting how much people can buy and bars running low on cubes for sangrias and cocktails due to scorching heatwaves and high energy prices. https://t.co/14TtaMRaB5— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 4, 2022
Energy Crisis: Germany’s presidential palace in Berlin is no longer lit at night, the city of Hanover is turning off warm water in the showers of its pools & gyms, & cities across the country are preparing heating havens to keep people safe from the cold. https://t.co/4c5F52KwJL— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 2, 2022
Blackouts Hit Asia As LNG Prices Soar In Tight Global Market https://t.co/4AzcCJnm62— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 1, 2022
"Scholz expressed regret over Germany’s decision to fire up 16 dormant (coal and oil) power plants and extend the operating permission for 11 more amid fears of further cuts in natural gas supplies from Russia."https://t.co/oPXl08DcsH— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 18, 2022
The EU last year proposed a radical— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 8, 2022
decarbonization plan, but Russia's invasion has forced several countries to burn more coal and build new natural gas facilities to diversify trading partners. #EnergySecurity #ClimateAction https://t.co/j4mv628NQa
Fertilizer shortages could pinch 2023 food supply, says Ontario Federation of Agriculture https://t.co/1yw3TZ48Ur— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 5, 2022
Japan is facing an energy crisis that can severely hurt the world's third-largest economy as it is forced to tackle a combination of a weak local currency, the fallout from the Ukraine war, and a heatwave. https://t.co/q38tMY8U2k— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 5, 2022
Austria will order industry and utilities to make plants run on alternatives to natural gas where possible, especially oil, its energy minister said on Tuesday, as the country scrambles to hoard gas in case Russia cuts it off. https://t.co/ELV7BaJSNt— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) July 5, 2022
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge says the energy bill at his pub has jumped from £60,000 to £420,000 https://t.co/uQgC4dCluI— Bloomberg Energy (@BloombergNRG) September 2, 2022
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