Thanks to Markus Lambert at LG Electronics

The prohibition of renewable energy

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This object is an example of an impounded solar panel from 2028.

In 2020, as traditional energy companies failed, the Australian Government was forced to buy back the national power grids and operate a state-controlled energy utility to avoid rolling blackouts.

Producing power through solar panels or wind turbines was outlawed. But as electricity prices soared many Australian turned to alternative fuel sources.

In 2031, a kerosene lamp caused a devastating fire that spread through an underground community, leading to the collapse of an above-ground residential tower.

In 2038, after years of community pressure, the government was forced to admit its failure to embrace renewable energy came at an economic and environmental cost. Many politicians who had actively rallied against climate action were charged with crimes against humanity.