If the European Union pledges $25 billion on climate change research, and then they turn around and say that there’s nothing else to research, and then they pocket the last $21 billion of that $25 billion, well, that’s just a slap in the face.
If the Obama-era Department of Energy doesn’t classify solar thermal storage as a key SBIR/STTR technology to fund, never mind the Trump era, well, that’s just a slap in the face.
Basically, the money flows free for clean coal and for nuclear fusion. The tap is all dried up in critical areas, and it always has been all dried up for decades. ‘We can’t have the “wrong people” getting a dollar of this money, why, they’d put the fossil fuel companies out of business.’
Once one can afford the taxes and power bill on their McMansion, they lose all perspective on the Planet. Comfort is assured by dollars, not by Nature. Fools fall upward continually and are charged with exercising their lash to keep the dollars scarce below to keep “order”. The system is built to guarantee this.