Opinion: Green dreams and energy reality

From individual state pledges to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to the Green New Deal that promises 100 percent green energy by 2030, the drumbeat for renewables is growing louder with every headline. There’s only one problem: Barring Star Trek-like discoveries of new energy technologies, it’s not possible. Not even remotely.

There are a few “inconvenient truths” about “clean” green energy. First, it’s not all that clean. Second, the scale of the proposed transition is eye-popping.

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