What do we take from all of this? Greta Thernberg has become the inspiration and leader of the most important political message in the world. The climate protests rightly swept through the UK last Friday and they will continue to do so. Climate change affects our generation, and as the Davos Elite continue to take private jets to various conferences which achieve nothing but prestige, Climate Change increases in severity every single day. In the words of Greta, we need to panic.
Finland demonstrates that successful energy policy which sustainably tackles the climate crisis involves a co-operative economy, progressive social policy, investment into unique energy policy ideas, and initially bridging this transition with fossil fuels. The UK is beginning to take this approach, and it is necessary for every other developed country to carefully analyse Finland’s energy policy.