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Fossil fuels are nearly obsolete.  They will not last forever, and they are the primary cause of anthropogenic climate change and environmental degradation worldwide.  Even if we never run out of fossil fuel, the consequences of an ever more volatile climate are not only ghastly, but too expensive for any society to manage.  Eventually, providing reliable power by burning hydrocarbons will simply cost too much money, time, and material damage.  Research confirms that a mix of renewable resources, energy storage, distributed generation and demand side management will support an inexpensive and reliable electric grid.  Most importantly, if these technologies are integrated correctly, fossil fuel power can be eliminated entirely.

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