Next is cutting down on electrical devices, like kitchen appliances and computers.
In Norway, you can’t buy countertop icecube-makers, for example. Because they’re “wasteful”. That is likely to be a test case, more things will follow. The libs may be aiming at a license to buy computers according to need, which would neatly decapitate any wildflowering internet activity.
Well, they do have a point insofar as a filled ice cube tray, left outdoors, would freeze. (This is Norway we're talking about here.) But, then again, to the extent that heat there is electric, any watt of heat that doesn't come out of a lightbulb or an appliance, comes out of the radiator instead, for the net result in zero savings of energy.
Nah. Eventually they impose "Smart Meters" which will be centrally controlled to ration power to each dwelling and business.
"You say your electricity doesn't work? Well comrade, according to our records you've already used up your watt allotment and it's only the 21st of the month! You'll just have to be become more green!"
(they say 'green' but it sounds like 'red' to me)