Yes, it's different over there, where they have really taxed the living shit out of energy, and i would say what they did in your side of the world was very over the top.Hillhater wrote: ↑Dec 07 2018 9:12pmIts no use comparing energy to inflation, if you income does not increase at the same rate.
In many countries , Europe, Australia, UK, etc ,..electricity (and gas) prices have doubled and trippled in the past 5-10 years. Income has not. Unemployment has also increased.
Many countries already have social subsidies for power bills, but as with any social funding , it is way insufficient !
You forget , that in California you have a very privelidged life style, immune from much of the worlds issues.
But something needs to happen to reduce our footprint here. China only recently overtook us as the world's #1 polluter, buuutt..... they have 4 times the people of the USA and i'd say 25% of their entire industry is dedicated to serving the west, so a good part of China is basically just the west's 'long tailpipe'.
I actually live in Utah where energy is extremely cheap and a thousand or so people die yearly from pollution during our 2 inversion seasons, which last 2-3 months each. There are other states in the USA like mine.
I guess i am arguing more for my situation than yours. Europe and Australia are pretty damn energy efficient compared to the United States. Drivin' 1 liter cars and such in the UK.. wow.