Great, if it’s an economic opportunity then we don’t need to force it on people through big-government regulations, they’ll choose it for themselves and the private sector will lead the way. No one had to be forced to switch from vinyl records to CDs, or from CDs to digital streaming. Businesses saw opportunities to profit by innovating and consumers saw a chance to replace old inferior products with better, cheaper substitutes. The problem with the “low-carbon transition” is that this isn’t what its proponents have in mind. They want us to give up reliable, low cost energy and cheap gas-powered cars in favour of unreliable high-cost energy and overpriced electric or hybrid cars. Since people don’t see this as an improvement, they have to be forced to do it through regulations and subsidies. That’s the very opposite of opportunity