Are you sick and tired of politicians who studied some 20 semesters of linguistics, politics and philosophy to only achieve a Magistra Artium graduation but are political front-runners in major European political parties with meagerly enhanced abilities of former high-school speakers, virtual 'blabbering bags' when it comes to considering scientifically or technologically moving developments?
Well, those guys and gals of sophisticated political blabbering seem to believe that wind-generators can be cultivated like crop on the field or like mushrooms in your home garden. Obviously, they skipped classes of math, physics and chemistry - they only love biology because flowers are so beautiful.
Stephen Hawking was asked on Time Magazine's 10 Questions - Edition Nov. 15th, 2010 - by Luca Zanzi, Allston, Mass., U.S.
Which scientific discovery or advance would you like to see in your lifetime?
Hawkings: I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
But these political 'blabbering bags' with their hollow thoughts don't listen to those geniuses, natural scientists and engineers, instead they listen to lobbyists of wind generators or solar panels. The politicians have no idea how much energy is consumed by producing solar panels. The storage problem for electricity produced by wind turbines or sunlight collection is secondary in the first place, albeit possible (hydrogen production, gas compression, water storage etc.)
Oddly enough, only in war-times, politicians have been in favor of scientific inventions of biggest impact. They created the Manhattan Project in order to churn out nuclear bombs at record pace. In peace-times, the penny-pinchers mostly prevail.
I bet, if the ITER fusion project failed due to insufficient financial support, the Chinese would be smart enough to build the nuclear fusion reactors on their soil with their 'own' money they collected by trade surplusses. In the mean-time, they'll use the 'dirty' energy production to develop their 1.3bn people country.