Your bedtime read:
What has EU climate and energy policy done for the UK?
Given the UK one of the worst blackouts since the 1970s? But 'Green' energy is very much back to the future. Y'know, replacing windmills with steam power, that whole industrial revolution thing...
But your report is much like other Green manifestos. Like that chap who wrote about environmental policy, sustainable living* and a healthy, vegan lifestyle.. "My Struggle", I think it was called.. But I digress. So-
We interviewed 20 experts from business, NGOs, government and academia to ask them how well they think the European Union’s climate and energy policies have performed.
That's... nice. So a Green lobbying firm produces a report that says all is well, and give more money please! It was I guess a bit sustainable. ie it's interview list includes Tom Burke, but doesn't make it clear if he's representing RTZ (a mining company), UCL or E3G.. Which provided another contributor.
So basically Green lobbying firm gets 'opinions' from other Green lobbying firms (WWF, Greenpeace, E3G) or a Siemens sales guy to convince people to buy more windmills. So hardly an unbiased report, but that's how the Green Blob works.. A virtuous circle-jerk funded by the taxpayer
What it doesn't tell you is how to prevent power cuts disrupting research experiments, or just provide say, 60GW of wind power mid-winter when there's one of those anticyclonic spells characterised by cold weather and no wind..
On the plus side, maybe someday those freaky physicists will get fusion working, or even better, ZPE.. which is just.. weird.
*Ok, so the 'living' part sadly didn't apply to large sections of that particular population..