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Should solar and wind power replace coal and natural gas as primary grid power?
Solar and wind power with some energy storage should replace coal, eventually even natural gas as primary grid power.
When considering cost of electricity by source, even without factoring in a potential carbon tax, solar and wind are
low in cost
Climate change stands to cause substantial economic, and ecological damage to the world, and we should try to diminish it's effects.
Fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas are
finite and will run out eventually.
Biogas is a
to replace natural gas than solar and wind power, because it can be introduced to the existing gas infrastructure.
Coal plants are already here, and they're getting the job done. Replacing them earlier than needed will increase the cost of electricity production and harm the economy.
Replacing fossil fuels with solar and wind power is a very expensive and complex process.
Dramatically increasing the amount of wind turbines could have devastating effects on wildlife.
Should oil and gas companies release their cleantech patents into the public domain?
Should nuclear energy replace fossil fuels?
Do we need nuclear power for sustainable energy production?