Anybody with half a brain knows that wind on its own will leave us all in the dark.
What worries me even more is the belief that Ireland, because of its geographical position off the Atlantic, will become a Mecca for wave and tidal technologies.
What it seems to have become is a Mecca for chancers claiming grants for pie in the sky technologies that won't work either now or in the future.
The average Hibernocentric thinks that this is new technology and that we are breaking new ground in this field.
These aspirations of raising cheap energy from the sea [and the movement thereof], have been around for donkeys years.
Institutions around the world, both commercial and academic have spent millions trying to solve the problem and have largely given up.
Now in pounces Eamon Ryan. He and his largess [with our money] is going to pull the rabbit out of the hat and save us all.
With all the money that has been already spent surely some institution has something to show us for their effort.
Are we as taxpayers not entitled to some kind of a progress report?