- June 3, 2019
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We've all heard of food riots. In a world attempting to transition to a newer forms of energy, fuel riots might also become a common phrase in the future, according to this post. Violent, collective unrest leading to a loss of control, bodily harm or damage to property, essentially motivated by a lack of fuel availability, accessibility or affordability, as reported by the international and local media, and which may include other underlying causes of discontent - this is how the author defines fuel riots. France is most at risk, he states, as higher pump prices have stoked discontent and anger against the government of Emmanuel Macron. The author suggests five steps to avoid or mitigate the impact of fuel increases. Among these steps are better education and communication of fuel- and energy-related policies with consumers and cash handouts to poorer parts of society to enable them to cope with the increase.
In the age of electric cars, the idea of rioting sounds a bit far-fetched. Still we live in unpredictable times. It is possible that the interim between widespread adoption of electric vehicles and a decline in fossil fuel dependency transportation may be a time of volatile oil prices leading to higher prices.