Yes, lets focus on short term cost increases...
And ignore long term energy security... Yes, putting renewables in place is expensive, and we're all paying for it, but as is said time and time again, and seems to be ignored by certain journalists, the supply of oil and gas is not unlimited. It will run out. Would it not be better to shift to energy production which we can be sure won't suddenly disappear or suddenly increase in price due to another despot being overthrown?
At lease we can be sure wind will continue to blow, waves will continue to crash on the shores, tides will continue to go in and out, and the sun will continue to shine.
Not to mention efficiency drives, reducing costs in the long term. The place I work at has gone from a G rating to a B rating through improved efficiency - insulation, PIR controlled lighting, demolishing old buildings and replacing them with new energy efficient ones etc... Our power bill has dropped by 50% and our gas bill by about 60%. Everyone should be happy about that too, as its taxpayers money that is now going to be saved for the next few decades, as its a school.
Me? I'd be happier knowing we don't have to go out and import oil all the time.