A GREATER SENSE OF REALISM
Last month's huge World Energy Council (WEC) congress in Tokyo tackled most major issues haunting the electricity industry. More money should go to renewable energy to speed up its development and recent declines in research and development spending should be reversed. The current abundance of fossil fuels gives only a 50 year "breathing space" for a "fundamental educative process" to bring a greater sense of realism to energy supply. Words were backed by a fistful of recommendations for changing the established structure of electricity generation, supply and price.