It is easy to tell a pollster you favor something when its costs and benefits are both hypothetical. It's a different thing altogether when the benefits are still speculative, while costs are more immediate.
Strata Solar disclosed that their "maximum dependable capacity is 0 MW." So are all other solar and wind plants'. If 3,750 homes were exclusively reliant upon their power, they'd be dark and powerless most of the time.
Why don't we have more nuclear power plants? In seeking an answer, Duke University economics professor Michael Munger builds on Clemson University economist Bruce Yandle's insight on the regulatory alliance between bootleggers and Baptists.
Even doing the math in terms of land use required is enough to show how unworkable the idea would be. And that's not even getting into the question of electricity costs, the No. 1 issue to electricity consumers.
America is leading the world in reducing emissions, thanks to the operation of the free market, especially through the fruits of the entrepreneurial genius and risk-taking that combined horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing (fracking).