“I am in favour of a green agenda, but we can’t be religious about this. We need a new energy policy. We have to stop pretending, because we can’t sacrifice Europe’s industry for climate goals that are not realistic, and are not being enforced worldwide,” he told The Daily Telegraph during the Ambrosetti forum of global policy-makers at Lake Como
If Europe has a bad energy policy the US has no energy policy.
“Maybe we will luck through. But it’s worth pondering the words of James Schlesinger, ex-energy secretary and former boss at the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency.
When it comes to energy policy, Schlesinger says, “this country vacillates between panic and complacency.” Right now we’re in a period of complacency, but he warns that complacency, being unrealistic, merely helps pave the way for trouble down the road.”