If you are a sentient and literate human being, there is no way you have been unaffected by the news about climate change. Some people might disbelieve the claim that there is a link between emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and climate change. But most believe it. They therefore agree that we should do everything we can to reduce man-made CO2 emissions. As long as it does not cost too much.
Most people however are not aware that there are real world examples of exactly how to reduce CO2 without major expense. Some countries and jurisdictions pursue very effective CO2-mitigation strategies, without penalizing themselves economically. Others appear to believe that penalizing themselves, via high electricity prices, is the way to reduce CO2. Unfortunately for the latter, they are failing miserably.
And some countries that are paying through the nose to reduce CO2 have actually achieved the opposite of what they intended: in their case, the effect has been to increase CO2 emissions.
What to do? Well, here is a presentation I gave recently, which lays out the criteria for building a low-carbon electricity system without going broke. It shows who has done it right, and who has done it wrong. Have a look: you may be surprised who I am talking about.