As we know Naomi Campbell didn’t even read the novel published under her name let alone write it. Something to think about as we regard these academics and their ruminations upon electricity generation:
Fast-forward to 2019: onshore wind is the UK’s cheapest form of electricity,
OK, excellent, therefore people will be building it in preference to other forms of ‘leccie generation.
So, are energy policymakers listening to the public? The short answer is: no. At present, the UK government is pursuing the energy technologies which receive the lowest levels of public support (nuclear and fracking), while cuts to various subsidy schemes are making it more difficult for popular onshore renewables such as wind and solar to get built.
Why does the cheapest form of generation require subsidies?
It would appear that they’re not even reading what they themselves write:
PhD Researcher, Public Attitudes Towards Energy, University of Leeds
Doesn’t bode well for that forthcoming PhD, does it?