Hydrocarbons were formed in the early atmosphere.
We are already using long-life solar chemical batteries in a hydrocarbon/coal form
The propaganda-led snowflake society depends on cheap energy and cheap food grown on massive farms and plantations at the cost of the wild environment which occupied that space previous. They are living a lie, they should be evangelising the aspiration to uplift every human to the same economic level, rather than dumbing down everyone to pre-Iron Age levels.
Remove that reliable energy in favour of expensive intermittent energy provided by fickle winds (or not) on a cloudy sky, or when those expensive solar panels are covered in 100 mm of snow and produce nothing, and the snowflake energy society fails crumbling into the ice and snow of a 140K year glaciation period.
The modern economy depends on cheap energy to manufacture, to farm, to fish, to trade, to extract the resources needed to grow and upgrade the world infrastructure, to provide services, and to provide employment for a gainful improvement in living standards, while at the same time providing a tax base to fund a government which matches the needs and apparitions of each individual nation.
What is not observed is the fact that the hydrocarbons were formed in the early atmosphere of the earth’s nitrogen/hydrogen/methane/CO2 cloudless atmosphere bathed in a high UV from a variable star. Titan is a current example. Since the water/oxygen change 700 Million years ago, solar energy has been sequestrated in carbon-based oceanic methane stores and land-based coal. We are already using long-life solar chemical batteries in a hydrocarbon/coal form.