On a macro level, the obvious culprit — at least in recent months — has been Vladimir Putin and his reckless disregard for humanity with the invasion of Ukraine, which, as a side effect, has thrown global energy markets into chaos.
But we largely have ourselves to blame for the current predicament.
First, a near 20-year battle over the science of climate — primarily waged by the Coalition for political purposes — resulted in a critical shortage of investment in energy generation.
That has left us reliant upon an ageing and unreliable fleet of coal-fired generators that spew huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and frequently break down.
Not only did the former Prime Minister not hold a hose. He also didn’t hold any patents for warp drives, perpetual motion machines, hoverboards or Iron Man arc reactors.