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The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth

February 8, 2019
By Staff

The idea that the United States could get its entire energy supply from renewable sources only is a dangerous myth.

"Advocates for wind and solar energy are trying to convince Americans that the economy can thrive on 100 percent renewable energy. However, wind and solar energy are intermittent sources that currently need back up power from reliable energy sources like coal, nuclear, and natural gas to keep the lights on, keep our homes heated, and keep our factories running. The truth is, the physics of wind and solar energy render 100 percent renewable energy nothing more than a myth."