Globalist Billionaire Bill Gates revealed why he thinks the Ukraine conflict is actually a good thing – admitting it is forcing nations to embrace “green energy.”
Gates, who has spent massive amounts of money trying to impose his views on others, said the war in Ukraine is “good for the long run” because it leaves nations no choice but to embrace renewable energy.
Gates appeared on CNBC where he pushed green energy alternatives over fossil fuels and touted efforts to promote the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiative.
“The ‘E’ part — lot of controversy, but there is a way to measure it, and it should be one of the factors people look at when they invest in companies,” Gates said of the environmental aspect of ESG.
Gates then pointed to controversial BlackRock CEO Larry Fink as a “great example of private-sector leadership” as it pertains to the “climate change” policy,
“Anyone who says that climate shouldn’t be a factor in how you evaluate the future of a company – that’s not capitalism,” Gates claimed.
“Because companies that have emissions, they are going to be subject to border adjustment tariffs or taxes. If you’re dealing with severe weather events, that’s got to be factored in,” the tech billionaire further claimed.
Gates argued, “Climate does affect the economy, which does affect investments.”
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has been under fire as of late over its woke political agenda, and red states have been pulling their investment funds out of the company.
BlackRock is an investor in Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which aims to invest in green solutions that usher in a zero-carbon world. Earlier this year, Gates said that his Breakthrough Energy organization is “only focused on investments that will have a substantial effect on climate change.”
Gates conceded that society can’t stop using fossil fuels cold turkey because it’s “how people get to work today” and ” how people avoid freezing to death in the winter.”
However, Gates said the transition to green energy still must happen. He said the Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a “setback” in the transition to green energy as European countries attempt to replace sanctioned fossil fuels from Russia.
“Now, on the other hand, it’s good for the long run because people won’t want to be dependent on Russian natural gas,” Gates added. “So they’ll move to these new approaches more rapidly.”
The “new approaches” are likely green energy alternatives that the Breakthrough Energy organization plans to invest in.
Gates is not the only prominent individual to assert this claim as of late. Far-left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said that he believed the escalation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine was “accelerating” the “energy transition” away from fossil fuels and towards a zero-carbon electric grid.