The EU has turned to magic and magic dust powered economies a long time ago. Economies that have put their eggs into the renewable basket are highly dependent on buying and selling massive amounts of power to prevent the system from collapsing. This comes at a price of course saddling economies with a burden it cannot possibly carry. It could not do so before COVID and now the pandemic has kicked the bottom out of the barrel. We are not even talking about all the stored up the tension by Quantitative Easing that will eventually reduce the market to ash. There is no sane reality that the EU could turn away from anymore. They just stepped up the insanity another notch.
The European Union is so desperate for their clean energy push to yield a viable solution, they have just given €3,999,870 to a cold fusion research team.