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Should governments push for 100% renewable energy?
Renewable energy technologies give many people the opportunity to become "
", consumers who generate their own energy and sell any excess.
Everyone having their own power generation would mean that it would be impossible for black outs to occur.
Having more distributed sources of power generation may allow for a more stable grid. Large power plants require greater security considerations. Energy being generated close to it's use sources helps reduce wasted energy due to losses along power transmission.
A multitude of small inputs into the electric grid
creates safety issues
as each individual input must be isolated to safety work on power lines.
Net metering forces utilities to pay individual producers domestic rates for electricity rather than wholesale. This increases the price for everyone, with an oversized impact on people unable to afford their own generation system.