News headlines like these create sensation instead of proving an insight that is helpful. Absolutely, when people are working from home, their energy consumption, i.e. gas and electricity will shoot up. It’s obvious. However, if you see the amount of time spent commuting will be reduced, fuel for a private car or ticket fares will be saved and most important time that they can spend with their family will go up. And the reason work from is mandatory is for their own safety. How much money do you put on the health of you and your loved ones?
When you consider all these points, the small price you pay in increased utility bills seems insignificant.