During the 2011 European Open Days (*) I followed a presentation of the Supergrid: “a pan-European transmission network facilitating the integration of large-scale renewable energy and the balancing and transportation of electricity, with the aim of improving the European market”. The session included a standing ovation to the panelist who said, more or less: I’m sick and tired of this “Offshore wind isn’t the way to go because it needs funding” crap.