Wind was the power of Columbus, we stopped using it 100 years ago as a power source for a reason. Yet, we are told it is the future. Light rail used to be the main mode of transport (unless you were rich and owned a car), your great grandparents probably used to use it. Yet we are told this is the future. This is their ideal lifestyle, and yes I've actually been told that the early 1900's lifestyle is the "ideal" lifestyle because it used less resources. You see, that's what this is really about, in their view we are in imminent danger of running out of resources so we must "live with less". In reality they were pushing this long before global warming even became an issue. What they don't tell you is that this means hugely increasing our poverty levels by making everything, especially electricity, exorbitantly expensive, it's already happening in Germany. So how exactly is it progressive to want to go back to some idyllic earlier time? Isn't that what reactionaries want?
And as I've pointed out in another post, all this is completely meaningless. The third world is not going to reduce it's CO2 emissions. We could impoverish ourselves and reduce our emissions to zero, and it won't make any different because of that.