This is just the beginning. People start to realize that they come close to not being able to afford life anymore. Years ago, energy poverty was a topic that got no attention by the political class. Today you ignore it at your peril. Their solution is new subsidies but this also only works to a point. Ever more money out also means that budgets get squeezed and even with all their accounting tricks and cooked books, they cannot make ends meet anymore. So subsidies must go down. And as it’s the majority population that suffers most, and they make or break governments, you may guess twice what is going to happen. Europe especially will have some hardcore climate skeptics in parliament and sometimes in government. New wind energy plants are not being constructed anymore in Germany – we seem to be close to peak BS.
From Alberta to Australia, from Finland to France and beyond, voters are increasingly showing their displeasure with expensive energy policies imposed by politicians in an inane effort to fight purported human-caused climate change.