Europe was fossil fueled before US existed. trades food and everything whilst maintaining local production. Based on the OP, who knows what your geographic concept of Europe might be.
This part is horse trading over wind turbines, fracking, long established solar panel installation (funded for years by a controversial UK Government scheme which allows people to install the panels, plug them into the national grid and be paid for the energy they supply to the grid). Apparently nowadays, some solar panels don't require much sun, they produce energy just from light. However, large swathes of Europe bakes in the sun for large parts of the year. Sunshine in Europe, shockerooni.
It is in everyone's interests to continue to develop alternative energy. Big business are investing and Government is forcing their hand. There are also things like this going on...
orThe UK and Norway are to build the world’s longest undersea interconnector – a method of linking up electricity and gas networks – to provide enough low-carbon energy for almost 750,000 British homes.
National Grid and Statnett, the Norwegian transmission system operator, are due to sign the ownership agreement for the 450-mile (730km) interconnector at the British embassy in Oslo, on Thursday. UK and Norway to build world's longest undersea energy interconnector | Business | The Guardian
orThe proposed 400MW West Islay Tidal Farm will be one of the first commercial scale tidal energy projects in the world. The project is located off the west coast of Islay, the fifth largest island of Scotland. It is being developed by DP Marine Energy (DPME) in partnership with DEME Blue Energy (DBE). The offshore construction works of the project are expected to start by 2015. The tidal farm is expected to start full scale production by 2024.West Islay Tidal Farm - Power Technology
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You don't feed the whole world..... "If we didn't have cheap fossil fuels that we can easily transport, and if we didn't have these super-crops we have today, we could never support the population levels we have today. There is no way on earth we could ever feed the whole world like we are doing now.
They are some very bad girls, upsetting you like that...."Sometimes we just need to let people die. It's for the good of the earth. Famine and death are part of how the earth regulates itself. I don't think we should help people in any other part of the world."
The fat people of Europe say, perhaps you could cut out junk food production and improve the world in that way.2.) ...Produce as much food and energy as we can because human beings have a responsibility to one another.