Any transitioning to cleaner energies needs long spans of time.

That’s a good point. It’s similar to the situation with coal.

Coal = 39%
Natural gas = 27%
Nuclear = 19%
Hydropower = 6%
Other renewables = 7%
Biomass = 1.7%
Geothermal = 0.4%
Solar = 0.4%
Wind = 4.4%
Petroleum = 1%
Other gases < 1%

Coal is King. It’s #1. Nuclear produces 19%. We can talk about replacing them but… with what? If you can’t build newer facilities that are safer and more efficient, you’re stuck with the old ones crumbling and just look at the low numbers for the renewables?

I think we need better ‘stop-gap” measures because renewables aren’t there yet. Haven’t been there. Aren’t there, yet preventing upgraded facilities of proven technologies because of public opinion makes it hard.

Any transitioning to cleaner energies needs long spans of time. Replace some old nuclear plants with new efficient ones designed to last 50 years.

Give 50 years for the other technologies to catch up and do better. Give 50 years for more efficient batteries to be developed.

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