Analysis: Don’t Look For Wind And Solar to Replace Oil Anytime Soon

Renewable can’t compete

The cost of wind and solar may be declining, but solar panels are at the limit of their conversion to kilowatt capacity. Since 2014, all natural gas and oil production has increased by approximately 13 times the total output of all solar panels and more than four times the output of every wind turbine in the country.

Despite all the talk of quickly eliminating oil and gas as the nation’s principal sources of energy, the facts simply don’t support all the hyperbole about a “carbon-free” energy future.

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