EU and UK are finding that out the hard way. https://www.rt.com/business/535291-gas-europe-winter-shortage-nord-stream-2/ https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/20/british-energy-firms-fear-collapse-as-european-gas-prices-surge-250percent.html Russia is now in the driver's seat. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/21/energy-crisis-eu-ministers-debate-reliance-gas-russia So why is this happening? A view from Canada. https://boereport.com/2021/09/21/column-looming-european-energy-crisis-a-lesson-in-averages-that-wont-soon-be-forgotten/ And is the US headed in the same direction now? https://delawarevalleyjournal.com/eu-energy-crisis-could-be-pas-future-critics-say/ Fortunately Canada is in much better shape, with our abundance of reliable hydro electricity and nat gas. That should allow us to transition to electric vehicles more easily without the challenges and disruptions facing other countries.