UK politicains solved this by passing wind
Wind farms produce really expensive electricity. The government insists that distributors buy a percentage of their power from wind. The cost is passed straight to consumers. Thanks to the construction of massive off shore wind farms, the price of electricity in the UK should rise high enough that:
1) Central heating becomes impractically expensive and we all wear fur coats.
2) Hot water for showers and clean clothes becomes impractically expensive and we all use aftershave/perfume to mask the smell.
3) Leaving broad band equipment on 24x7 becomes a luxury that few can afford.