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There was a funny story in the IHT today about the unbundling and deregulation madness. Basically German energy companies saying that the Brussels peoples (Kroes et al) have no idea how energy markets actually work, and are plainly idiots.

The usual anti-French and anti-integrated stuff was there, but you get the feeling that the pendulum is swinging and the narrative is changing. Not the big bad state-owned bullies being exorcised by the brave crusaders of Brussels, making the world safe for capitalism, but rather the idiot shambling zombies of Brussels fighting windmills.

An improvement I guess.

But there is still resistance, as the headline maker called the article "Germans attack [...]". Oh no, they sure weren't trying to conjure up any particular feelings, oh no...

Anyway, the article: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/09/bloomberg/energy.php

Hehehe, they have changed the online headline from "Germans attack" to "Germans lash out".

And of course, it's not helped by the fact that the picture of Burckhard Bergmann of E.On Ruhrgas is the spitting image of Erich von Manstein, the greatest general of WW2...

Check the IHT link for a picture of Bergmann.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 08:08:57 AM EST
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