“To think that, in our country in the 21st century, there are families sitting in the dark and the cold because they’ve had their electricity cut off — how can anyone survive if you have your electricity cut off? This is the consequence of policy failure. Everyone looks at the wind turbines and says ‘aren’t they pretty’ — but the subsidies put upward pressure on prices.”

 

— Australia’s Liberal MP Craig Kelly, who chairs the parliamentary environment committee, commenting on how high electricity prices in his country are leading to more and more people having their electricity disconnected because they are unable to pay their monthly bills