I agree that oil and gas production should be pursued across the globe. I agree that nuclear power is an attractive alternative if you can make it affordable. But the concept of comparative advantage also should be recognized. Each country or region should prioritized what they are best at and let others do what they are best at. Then have trade between the two. That produces the best economic outcome. I get that what you are talking about is different. But comparative advantage can explain why Germany did what they did. Of course then they should realize that it made them dependent on Russia and understand how they could have created a different situation. Now how does that effect Germany now? Is Russia harming Germany? Are they using their leverage to withhold oil and gas from Germany? That is not how I understand it. My understanding is that a pipeline was bombed which could have supplied them. Is Nordstream1 shut down too? I am not super familiar. My understanding is that Russia is supplying gas to Germany but less than they need because of sanctions which NATO put on Russia and then with 2nd pipeline being taken offline when they needed more supply for winter. Where is Russia's leverage in this?