David, I would like to call your attention to Nuclear Power in Canada: A Review of a Critique, published by the Canadian Energy Research Institute. I would like to draw your attention to APPENDIX A: AXIOMS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES.
The Review states, "These axioms are “standards” in the scientific community and are generally followed by researchers and research institutions." In evaluating reports meant to carry the weight of science, whether directed to policy makers or the general public. attention should be paid to how well the report writers confomed to those standerds. My suspcion is that the IPCC report on renewables would not have measured up very well. One of the most obvious flaws of the IPCC study, is that it does not state, nor does it appear to have standards for determining which studies to choose to focuse on. Choosing a study simply because it supports my preexisting beliefs is not good enough to qualify as scidence, Unfortunately some of the studies chosen by the IPCC authors, appear to reflect a great dealabout their authors biases, and very little in the way of objective data. This is unfortunately most green advocates do research, unfortunately.