Proof that wind and solar are disasters, and the energy America really needs

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Forget the “science is settled.” With energy policy, settling on the best energy sources is more important. 

Unfortunately, the debate over energy is dominated by agenda-driven outbursts and misleading statistics, from activists and governmental officials alike. That’s why we released a comprehensive report card that reviews every major energy source’s benefits (and limitations). 

We’re “grading the grid,” so lawmakers and regulators don’t enact policies that are doomed to fail.

Wind electric power generation turbines generate electricity outside Medicine Bow, Wyoming, on Aug. 14, 2022. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

Our analysis, the first of its kind, takes a holistic look at America’s eight most important energy sources: natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear, coal, petroleum, geothermal and hydroelectric. 

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Most analyses look only at one or two factors with each energy source – usually cost. By contrast, we look at five key factors: reliability, feasibility, technological innovation, environmental and human impact, and cost. We assigned a one to 10 score in each category, averaging them for a letter grade.

We conclude that natural gas is the best energy source – and the only one to get an A. Its reliability and feasibility are high because natural gas plants can be ramped up and down to meet changing demand and are easy to build. 

At the same time, it gets a high grade for environmental and human impact, with ongoing innovation making natural gas cleaner with

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