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Should governments push for 100% renewable energy?
Renewable energy is not economically competitive with fossil fuels. Large expenditures and coordination would be required to achieve this, which may not be feasible for a great many governments.
Solar electricity is now the cheapest to produce 2cts Kwh. Only storage remain expensive 10cts Kwh. And
new ways of storage are found.
Although 100% renewable energy is not economically competitive with fossil fuels, if the US and other major countries implemented a Green New Deal,
renewable costs would plummet rapidly.
The moment any nation starts making big money through clean energy or any leader of the western world makes it mandatory to generate clean energy in his nation, other countries would follow.
This isn't necessarily true, especially considering that fossil fuels are often heavily subsidized by tax dollars. In many cases
RE is more affordable
and the primary reason for switching to it.
Fossil fuel costs do not include the ecological damage they cause to our environment.
Market cannot be considered equally or more important than the environment, which is the basis of human existence.
states that for every cumulative doubling of production volume, the cost of
drops by an average of 20%.