You know, before the end of the Republic, the Roman senate was acting like it fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down. Then, the emperors did the same and Rome was destroyed. We see this today in our own governments around the globe. I realize they are so pathological it makes them stupid, but it is still amazing that they can say and do the stuff they do and people take it because they are “the authorities.” “Stupid is as stupid does.”
Proving that idiocy truly has no bounds, Spain issued a “royal decree” taxing sunlight gatherers. The state threatens fines as much as 30 million euros for those who illegally gather sunlight without paying a tax.
The tax is just enough to make sure that homeowners cannot gather and store solar energy cheaper than state-sponsored providers.