MDMA is relatively benign and no one is overdosing on it. What you do increasingly see is people overdosing on what they think is MDMA because it's not as readily available now thanks to law enforcement.
They simply don't have the land mass for solar generation
That's utterly and completely false. Germany gets less incident solar energy and they would only have to cover 10% of the roofs of houses/buildings alone to generate as much as they consume. Not that solar is some sort of total energy solution but it's certainly great for addressing peak load issues.