In his hit song, Kermit the Frog asks ‘Do you know what's green?’ It’s a pertinent question to ask, especially with the world committing to net zero within a few decades. But in order to achieve those goals, we’re going to need to switch to green technologies, right? Well, as the lyrics go, it’s not easy being green.
The European Union has positioned itself as a leader in going green, but it appears even it agrees with the Muppet’s bleak assessment. The political bloc has found itself between a rock and a hard place with various different interests to keep satisfied, and rather than admitting defeat, it has announced plans to alter the very meaning of the word green.
In this week’s Powered On, we will assess the European Union’s plans to classify natural gas and nuclear as green energy sources, and ask what does it mean to be green?