Europe has been rocked by soaring energy prices and rather than fixing the issues, leaders are forcing residents to cut back on things that require energy for the “greater good.”
Fears are running rampant in Europe that the crisis is about to get much worse with the winter approaching and Russia threatening to cut off natural gas exports to the E.U. entirely.
As a result, leadership in the region has offered up some… interesting remedies.
While the Netherlands is urging its residents to take shorter showers to “alleviate the pain” of their energy bills, other nation’s leaders are taking a more aggressive approach.
Countries such as Spain and France have implemented strict rules to shut off lights and A/C units in order to mitigate the crisis.
Switzerland is planning on going as far as throwing people in jail for simply turning their thermostats too high. The new regulation would outlaw turning the temperature in their homes above 66 degrees Fahrenheit and could land them 3 years in jail should they do so.
And if you’re thinking something like that could never happen here in the U.S., think again.
A California energy company recently locked the thermostats of 22,000 people in Colorado at 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the interest of “protecting grid capacity.”
With Biden and the Democrats continuing to attack America’s oil and gas industry, and solar proving itself incapable of fully supporting the nation’s power needs, this could be just the start.
For more info on how these so-called leaders in Europe are responding to the crisis, watch the video here.