The war on fossil fuels could easily be a nefarious plot by the “de-growth” movement by wealthy environmentalists on the left to prevent poor countries from moving their citizens out of poverty and to a path toward greater prosperity. It’s almost immoral that the developed nations are lecturing the poorer countries not to build reliable coal or gas plants and instead build windmills. This is a priority of groups like the World Bank and the UN.
The path to higher living standards is for poor nations to use MORE energy not less. This chart from Robert Bryce again demonstrates that energy poverty leads to material poverty.