Australia has huge reserves of natural gas [as well as large coal deposits], but our energy prices are very high. This is driven not only by the global warming hysteria but also by the solar panel craze. In Australia many homes have mum and dad invested solar panels that reduce energy costs by up to 90%. This means that the large energy companies sell heaps less electricity to households, this eats into their bottom line profits. It still costs the nearly [there is some reduction] the same to produce their electricity, the poles and wires cost just as much to maintain, but sales are plummeting. And very soon - almost now - it will be more economical for those same mums and dads to install wall batteries
from companies like Tesla to compliment their solar panels. This will reduce the large coal/nuclear/hydro power company sales even further, almost to the point were it will become uneconomical for them the continue producing it. In years to come manufacturers and industry may have to source their own alternative power suppliers.
Our next challenge won't be house and home guys. There is a drive here to make electric car sales equal 50% of the market by 2030. This ratio may well increase as time goes. If this is the case, how long will it be before we cannot access petroleum fuel for our motorcycles? I think I will see it becoming difficult in my lifetime. Sure we can order a special drum of fuel and fill from home, but there will be no touring or trips without meticulous planning and knowing where you can 'fill 'er up'!!!
I 100% agree global warming is happening, but I also keep in mind that it can be a natural cycle as much as man made. 30,000 years ago Tasmania was joined to mainland Australia by land and ice, man didn't affect global warming for this to disappear.