Have a look at this document about the criteria needed for safe, affordable and reliable energy.
Like the author says, the new criteria “green” has taken over the others. I would call that, not using common sense.
Note: I have been observing a very real trend where people, having a great need to do the right things, are blindly following convention with great zeal. No one wants to question anymore. Especially here in Canada, it’s an apathy that permeates right throughout our culture. Because of this attitude, we are being railroaded as taxpayers with government programs that make little to no sense.