otherwise her dogged clamping on that project is hard to understand.
Probably simply she knows Germany needs the gas to fuel its economy and a bunch of money has already been sunk into the project. She's being practical.
You comfortable with Germany's close ties with Russia, BB?
The more so that Germany presses hard on renewable energy sources.
The promise of a possibility
that extends well into the future, does not help with immediate needs for fuel in the the present. Merkel understands industries, office buildings, and homes aren't powered by a dream, but by fossil fuels. Nord Stream therefore gets the money it needs.