[M]uch less than worthless. If you drink the kool-aid represented in the right part of Fig. 7, you are a big part of the problem.
…a humiliating assessment of the poster child of the Australian Intelligentsia coming from the author of the global warming scare.
More kindness than Jim is shown by Steve McIntyre in reviewing two other articles on renewables by representatives of green factions, when he concludes that proponents of renewable energy are out of touch with reality.
Hansen appears to conclude that no policy maker could be so stupid as to actually believe such drivel and therefore is forced to postulate that they have ulterior and unscrupulous motives:
But what is the problem with renewables? Andrew Bolt crunches the numbers:
[Lets] do some sums to see how such a plant would compare with some old coal-fired power station such as Hazelwood, which produces 100 times more power: … it would take more than 100 plants similar to Gemasolar, costing more than $30 billion to replace the Greens’ pet hate dirty coal fired plant, Hazelwood.