If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren’t We Using It?

Green energy is getting better and cheaper, yet we still largely rely on fossil fuels. Why haven’t we switched to solar and wind energy yet?

Which Countries Will Be Underwater Due To Climate Change? – https://youtu.be/1ilC2ODaWSY
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What Would Happen If We Burned All The Fossil Fuels On Earth?
http://www.popsci.com/burning-all-fossil-fuels-could-raise-sea-levels-by-200-feet
“A new study published today in Science Advances finds that if we burn all of the remaining fossil fuels on Earth, almost all of the ice in Antarctica will melt, potentially causing sea levels to rise by as much as 200 feet–enough to drown most major cities in the world.”

Who’s Winning The Battle To Replace Coal?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thebakersinstitute/2016/05/17/whos-winning-the-battle-to-replace-coal/#e9dc97c6b09f
“Coal is losing the battle for the electricity future in the United States. Investment in new coal-fired generating capacity has dried up with its share of electricity generation dropping from 53% in 2000 to 34% in 2015.”

Electricity in the United States
http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=electricity_in_the_United_States
“In 2015, coal was used for about 33% of the 4 trillion kilowatthours of electricity generated in the United States. In addition to being burned to heat water for steam, natural gas can also be burned to produce hot combustion gases that pass directly through a natural gas turbine, spinning the turbine’s blades to generate electricity.”

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20 Responses to If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren’t We Using It?

  1. Galvin Stanley says:

    We need to be using fast reactors to turn nuclear waste to power.

  2. Mik H says:

    Coal plants in Australia are shutting down because they are not profitable. Solar and wind makes more profit. We have storage sorted out too with hydro and Tesla batteries.

  3. 郑一然 says:

    is that "ejecta rate" 53percent in 2000 or what? plz someone help me out here!!!(damn interpreting class:(

  4. Ranj A says:

    This is so deceptive… you used the subsidy data from 2003 for coal. Guess what happened in 2003… "the invasion of Iraq" for which the us needed more energy. Science doesn't need deception. So don't taint it with ideology.

  5. Ranj A says:

    Video is made in January 2017 and you use the data of 2003 🤣

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  7. Techno Baba says:

    D news is getting paid by oil companies.

  8. Derek F says:

    I thought the world used to be hotter though before the ice age, We have bigger insects because it was hotter, maybe we are still catching up to returning back to normal. Maybe its still too cold.

  9. skidmoda says:

    Because they aren't economically viable… yet. Supply and demand economics isn't rocket science

  10. Sebastian Hermann says:

    Don't you want to punch this guy too?

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  13. John Hall says:

    We must be careful about letting short-term effects skew our long-term planning. Electricity is abundant and cheap now. But as we electrify more and more of the economy we'll need massive new generating capacity (maybe 2.4x if we electrified everything). Wind and Solar will help but cannot come close to filling the need. For interesting reasons, nuclear has generally gotten a badly misinformed rap in the press. Far from being a corporate welfare queen, per kWh, nuclear gets less subsidy than almost any other generator. But more important is the promise of Advanced Nuclear. Non-water-cooled, inherently safe, much less waste (some designs use existing waste as fuel), no proliferation risk, and cheaper to build than a coal plant. Unfortunately these things are only a promise because in the U.S. we've defunded research and there is no way a non-water-cooled reactor can get a commercial license. China, Russia, and even Canada are not similarly impaired. Sad for us.

  14. Alex Alex says:

    Ohh how ugly is this guy..cant watch

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  16. game0war0lord says:

    using nuclear waste as fuel for solar panels

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  18. LEAGUE PLUG says:

    You fagget white piece of shit.
    Why you try to confuse the audience. This is BS

  19. Sgt. Pepper says:

    Well we could start by replacing combustion engines with stirling engines

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