Kid are apparently really interested in renewable energy according to a survey conducted by the Youth Advisory Panel for energy and climate change minister Charles Hendry.
The researchers asked kids what they thought of renewable energy apparently got a reply that was not a mumbling grunt, a shrug of the shoulders or a demand to be left alone.
Kids of today took time from their busy thinking schedule and thought that offshore wind was the best form of energy technology.
Sheesh, who did they ask? Lisa Simpson? In my day, offshore wind was something you got when you were dining out on a package holiday in Crete.
More than 94 percent supported for solar energy but only 2.2 percent thought coal was a good idea. We guess they asked Arthur Scargill’s grandchildren.
The report calls for greater youth consultation on energy and climate change policy and for young people to get involved.
Well some kids were interested in the subject we guess. The report was drafted by young people aged between 16 and 25 who visited power stations, nuclear plants and projects promoting renewable energy sources.
They also met with experts, industry, pressure groups and innovators, to look at how we keep the lights on in 2050 while reducing carbon emissions.
The report says while it is important that there is enough energy to go around, it would be irresponsible for us to only focus on providing energy to keep living the same way as we are today.
The report calls for a fair deal for young people in the decision-making process, and to make sure that Ministers do not lock young and future generations into ecological debt.
The government needed to continue engaging in dialogue with the youth constituency, the report said. We have seen coppers engaging in dialogue with the youth constituency in the Britwell estate every Friday night so we guess this is not a new thing.
Energy and climate change minister Charles Hendry said that the Youth Panel is a remarkable piece of work which gives a fresh perspective on our energy policies. In other words the government is not taking it seriously while patronising kids for “taking part”.