So, a group of private companies (ie, not taxpayers are to be gouged in hte making of this) get together and suggest spending €400 billion to get solar power from the deserts of North Africa to Europe.
It\’s long been one of the green ideas floating around to decarbon electricty generation in Europe.
Whether it\’s a good idea or not to me depends upon the technology and the sums….does it make sense financially.
That\’s not how some others see it of course:
Scheer was also critical of the fact that the project would \”duplicate the current system\” whereby energy distribution is concentrated in the hands of a few multinational companies. \”We should be looking instead at decentralising the system, and looking closer to home for our energy supplies, such as solar panels on homes or harnessing wind energy on the coasts, or inland,\” he said.
In other words, never mind the technology, never mind finance or economics, we must rather pray to my favoured God of localisation.