Despite Europe's boom in solar and wind energy, CO2 emissions haven't been reduced by even a single gram. Now, even the Green Party is taking a new look at the issue....An interesting article. Not to say renewable sources of energy are a bad idea in and of themselves. The problem being they are offered up by greendom as a panacea for all societal ills, from acne to circumcision woes to the death of the Loch Ness monster. Renewables should be sold for what they currently are, a compliment to existing sources of energy generation with a hopeful eye to the future when technology advances and lowers the prices of implementation.
If greendom would only sell greenery as an economic issue v. apocalyspe now, now, now, they would get so much more support from the great unwashed. Then again, if greedom's underlying motivations were actually that of improving the environment v. the destruction of liberty/free markets, we might not be having this particular discussion of tactics.