It is likely that a great many people in the US have been led to believe that solar and wind play significant roles in supplying domestic energy. Further and even more incredibly they are led to believe that solar and wind will replace fossil fuels in the not too distant future. The Paris agreement demands that no fossil fuels be used after 2050
I am too old to make it to 2050, so I will not be around to see if no fossil fuels are being used at that time. If you make it to 2050, I will bet that fossil fuel will still be used.
The Energy Information Administration’s(EIA)**, chart on the primary energy sources for the year 2015 is shown below.
Petroleum, natural gas, coal, renewable energy, and nuclear electric power are primary sources of energy. Electricity is a secondary energy source that is generated from primary sources of energy.
Note that renewable energy is only 10% of total energy produced in the US. And of that 10%, solar is 6% and wind is 19%. Putting the solar and wind as a percent of the total energy consumed in the US has solar at 0.6% and wind at 1.9%. So, in 2015 only 2.5% of the US energy came from those two sources. Is this compatible with what you are learning from the media? And those two are the ones that the greenies are banking on to replace coal, natural gas and petroleum. And though it is counterintuitive, the warmers want to shut down the nuclear plants as well.