Governments across the globe infected with climate alarmism have been telling us that switching from fossil fuels to green energy is the way to go but now we’re starting to see the shocking results of their reckless green energy policies.
Stats from the European Union show that 128M Europeans are at risk of energy poverty.
That number represents a quarter of the population and is just the EU average. In Romania, it’s estimated that 40 to 50 percent live in energy poverty and in countries like Ireland and the UK, those rates range between 20 to 30 percent.
This comes as no surprise and should serve as a grave warning for Canadians.
The UK was the first country to adopt aggressive emissions reducing strategies like phasing out cheap accessible coal by 2025 in exchange for more expensive options in order to meet the unrealistic aims of 1992’s Kyoto Protocol.
Not only is energy already expensive, but 20% of electricity is still powered by coal any way and those costs are going to keep rising.
Energy poverty is also a problem in Ontario where their Liberal government brought in green energy policies that have hurt families who find themselves forced to choose between paying to heat their homes or buying groceries.
And of course, Rachel Notley and the NDP are doing exactly the same thing by phasing out coal in Alberta.
These politicians say they care about the environment, but what they really care about is following the narrative that they think will bring them votes.
Clearly, they care more about those votes than they do about human suffering.