But it is an alternative to freezing in the dark, so there's that. Europe's energy crisis: A switch back to coal is on the cards
Renewables are unreliable. Natural gas is becoming incredibly expensive (at least in Europe). And since people have an aversion to freezing in the dark...
"While most may read 'alternative energy sources' as "renewables", the energy market may have an alternative definition: coal,”
While upping coal production will not be welcomed by many as Europe looks to lower its carbon emissions to meet climate change targets, it is a far more economic source of fuel, Mr Kiryushin said.
I'm sure they will force the cold and the dark on people. It is for your own good. Look at what Australia is doing "for your own good" and tell me they won't mandate freezing in the dark. (Hat tip to Pirate's Cove.)