And by this I don't mean your personal level of energy, I mean energy to produce electricity for transportation and machinery/electronics as a basis for our economy.
Rob Hopkins founded his Transition Movement in England in 2005 based on the idea that we are coming to the end of the fossil-fuel era and need to revert to local economies to reduce our reliance on oil. One element of this reasoning, the suggested need to decrease our energy requirements, is now changing. While the local economies movement is stronger than ever, it is for different reasons than the potential lack of energy.
We are now seeing a strong movement towards renewable energies, much of it based on solar and hydrogen, but also wind, geothermal, and others. My prediction is that we will actually have way more energy than we have available now, an overabundance of energy, and that geopolitical alliances will shift because everybody will have access to enough energy, not just a few. We will never ever run out of sunlight and hydrogen. So even if a country didn't have enough sunshine, well - nobody will ever run out of hydrogen. Iceland is such an example that is already energy independent and produces all of its energy from hydro and geothermal sources.
Volvo, no longer Swedish but long owned by the Chinese, bets on the future of electric cars, and is throwing their Chinese power and money behind it. Hydrogen is unlimited and may become one of our foremost energy sources in the form of hydrogen fuel cells. Meanwhile the return to local economies, away from globalization, will remain a strong movement because people want agency, they want responsibility for, and involvement in, their local politics, be it for reasons of local customs and culture, sustainability, landuse, or general policies. But the return to village life will no longer happen due to a lack of energy.