While elites and assorted alarmists will loudly debate the need to pursue CO2 emissions at all costs, right before shuffling onto more pressing issues like how fast the latest Tesla accelerates and which waterfront property they should purchase (factoring in expected sea level rise, of course…), actual people directly suffering from CO2-obsessed policies that worsen energy poverty tend to think outside the box and look at multiple factors influencing their personal pursuit of happiness, plus of those in similar circumstances.
In the article references below, the author considers how many attempts to address energy poverty “fail to provide sufficient access to energy resources because technology is replicated and does not consider various cultures in various regions.”
Imagine that – smart people telling poor people how to use energy and which sources are best for them, without considering their specific situations, doesn’t work very well. Well well, who could have guessed…
Of course, it has nothing to do with smart people having a laser like focus purely on CO2 emissions, regardless of whether other energy solutions (namely fossil fuels) would work best for specific communities and regions under certain circumstances.
In reality, using fossil fuels is by the far the easiest, quickest and most efficient way to assist such communities, including their children and underprivileged, and most any scientist or economist will confirm this, even if begrudgingly…
Addressing energy poverty is a massive task yet it is clear that elites and alarmists have almost no interest nor expertise in pursuing such challenges, with any discussion of alternative approaches increasingly drowned out by their Net Zero mantra…
ARTICLE / SOURCE:
Cultural impacts on energy poverty – The Financial Express
Culture may contribute to energy deprivation in various ways. It impacts the decisions of individuals and households regarding the usage of energy and obtaining clean and safe energy sources. Also, it has been influential in shaping the preferences and attitudes of policy makers’ mindsets to create policies that impact energy poverty. Furthermore, cultures that are risk-averse may encourage their citizens to maintain the status quo, and discourage them for citizen empowerment and public discourse that limits creating appropriate policies regarding energy concerns. These further aggravate energy poverty. There are several identified cultural dimensions that are pinpointed by this study as impacting energy poverty. Uncertainty in the economy leads to households hoarding cash instead of investing in energy consumption. Therefore, energy consumption may increase in the short term but in the long term, it may decrease. Furthermore, power distance makes energy poverty worse. Power distance is an accumulation of wealth and power in societies. Societies with a greater level of power create social stratification, inequality, and a decrease in social trust.