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Check out these renewable energy charts put out by EIA covering US renewable energy consumption 1950-2020.

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Bob Meinetz on Jun 17, 2021

PJ, rather than note for how many years we've been hearing "renewables generated a record amount of energy last year", i.e., slightly more than the year before, i.e., slightly more than next-to-nothing - I'll instead quote another headline farther down the homepage of

Permian tight oil production set a new 11-month high in March, more than compensating the record drop in the preceding month. The outlook is positive with the recent increase in rig counts and with more permits being filed (esp. by EOG)

I.e.: "renewables are only guaranteeing reliance on petroleum and natural gas indefinitely." Enough is enough - the renewables dream was stillborn 60 years ago. Time to bury it and move on. Time for 21st-century solutions to 21st-century problems, before it's too late.

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Matt Chester on Jun 17, 2021

I wouldn't say an 11-month high in Permian oil production is indication of anything more than the fact that we're no longer in the deepest economic valleys from the pandemic. Some prematurely thought the pandemic might be the catalytic death knell of the oil industry, but obviously that's not the case yet

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