The “cap and trade” scheme is just like the old Soviet five year economic plan.
Greens (aka lefties) have a firm belief that is government applies just enough coercive power, anything can be made to work. But in the real world, some things work, and some don’t. The five year plan didn’t.
The cap-and-trade scheme adopted by Europe is a scam, has produced exactly zero reduction in CO2, and just hampers the economy for no benefit at all.
When will they learn the futility of “good intentioned” giant social engineering schemes, backed up by force ? They are blinded by ideology, in real life it won’t work.
Besides, when blackouts become frequent because greens are hindering the building of new power plants that really supply power (not renewable green feel-good), the public, the voters will kick them out. There is no way you can make people suffer blackouts just for “the future generations” (false) meme.
Greens hate oil, and coal, and and hinder the production of it, and building of new power plants or refineries. (it’s for the planet and the grandchildren).
They believe in some mysterious notion of “green energy” that just does not exist. They believe that if people are forced to sit in the dark (because of blackouts) they’ll go out and invent green energy. They believe that by using brute force you can make people invent anything.
Stop believing in fairies. There is no green energy. And there is no life without energy.