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February 18, 2024

Is it important for a country to be energy independent?




Total votes: 7

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  1. CheerfulMagpie
    39

    Being energy independent ensures that a nation is not dependent on another, potentially dangerous, nation. The best example of this is what is currently happening in Europe. For decades, Europe has …Read MoreBeing energy independent ensures that a nation is not dependent on another, potentially dangerous, nation. The best example of this is what is currently happening in Europe. For decades, Europe has relied on Russian oil and gas to support their economies and people. After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, the continent caught off natural resources coming from the aggressor. This caused significant harm to many Western nations. Their economies began to struggle and many Europeans experienced significantly higher energy bills. It doesn’t help that many of the world’s most oil rich nations tend to be the least democratic. Only the US has America’s best interest at heart. This means that to avoid the instability and volatility of global politics and economics, we must become energy independent. Read Less

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  2. HappyDuck
    33

    I think that a lot of issues arise when a nation relies on another nation for something so important to most economies. In the current state of world tension, this holds true more than usual.

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  3. CuriousPanda2
    27

    Energy independence allows a country to operate autonomously and relatively risk-free in the event of shortages. Depending on other countries becomes problematic in instances of global conflict and …Read MoreEnergy independence allows a country to operate autonomously and relatively risk-free in the event of shortages. Depending on other countries becomes problematic in instances of global conflict and strife. With tensions constantly changing and emerging, it is important for the United States to be self-sufficient so that its citizens do not suffer negative consequences if other countries decide to withhold resources. Read Less

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  4. CleverCrocodile2
    16.5

    It is important to be energy independent. This ensures that the country will always have enough resources for itself. It also prevents resource deficits, since a foreign country may no longer provide …Read MoreIt is important to be energy independent. This ensures that the country will always have enough resources for itself. It also prevents resource deficits, since a foreign country may no longer provide resources if conflicts arise. Read Less

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