The basic problem is that so called 'green energy' (god how that term makes me want to puke) is for the image of the commisioning politician only
"Vote for me, I care about the planet.. I built this wind mill to power the community"
Sadly said community goes powerless for 30% of the year unless you build a dirty great big gas power station to back it up.
Which costs money
And emits CO2 too
So lets cut out all this CO2 green energy bollocks and say this
Global temps are going up, CO2 concentrations are going up, therefore the UK government has decided to reduce CO2 emissions by
1 Building nuclear power stations
2. mandating greater fuel efficency from car manufacturers
3, mandating less power and water use from domestic appliance manufacturers
Sadly this will cost money, but will enable the UK to meet its emission targets and set us as a leading example to the world of how a low carbon economy should be run.
But the ideal world of mine will not happen as the payback time on these projects is greater than the 4 yr election
cycle we are locked into.. plus most politicians wouldn't know their arse from their elbow without a civil servant or focus group to tell them