Your article is very interesting as well as depressing! It actually goes as far as pointing to the dysfunctional fiats that have been drivers of our thinking globally. There is truly a strong disconnect with our thoughts globally on what is the right path on environmentally sustainable energy drive, policies and lifestyles. One has only to look at the impact that PEPFAR first round funding for HIV/AIDS has had on the low-income nations to see what I mean. The irony is that this fund was not even up to 20 billion USD. We need more political will from leaders to get energy R&D on the right track.