To add to your comments, if the federal and state subsidies (yes, that's right tax payer dollars given to them) to wind generation, property tax forgiveness for them, and requirement for the power grid to buy the power even when the grid doesn't need to power and the windmills can shut down, they still get paid as if they were producing power were ended, wind would not be economically viable. In other words, it won't pencil because it will cost more than the income in generates to the owners of the wind farms. Plus, the Interior Department has issued a rule that allows up to 4200 bald and golden eagles to be killed each year by wind farms. So how come they get to kill so many of them and an Indian Tribe in the Wind River Valley of Wyoming was denied a permit to kill 3-5 bald eagles because allowing the tribe to do so would be harmful to the eagle's viability?
With Electric cars, batteries are the problem. Tesla claims (at least they did so today) that they have a battery that will allow their new model (which hasn't been produced yet and is a few years away) go up to 400 miles on a charge. Then it needs to be recharged and depending on the voltage available, could take 30-45 minutes, 3-4 hours, or 8-12 hours. All the other electric vehicles (not hybrids, pure electrics) can only go from 40-120 miles before they need to be recharged. I don't know about you folks, but it takes 5 minutes or thereabouts to fill my car or truck with gasoline and then I'm off down the road again. So driving 700-800 miles in a day is very doable. But if I have to stop and recharge every 40 miles and it takes 2-4 hours to recharge, it will take me a long, long time to go 800 miles. Even if I could go so 150 miles before recharging, it will take a long, long time to go that far. I can get in my car or truck and drive to Portland, OR (roughly 250 miles) from my home in the Skagit Valley on a tank of fuel and have fuel left over. It will take me 4 hours tops to make the trip, with 3.5 hours being normal. Even in a current Tesla with its 200 mile range, I can't make it to Portland on a single charge, and then I have to wait about an hour to recharge (provided I can find 440 volt charging station) or 8-12 hours if I have to use 110 volts. In other words, if all you need is a car to get around the city, electric will work just fine; however, if you leave the city to go fishing, camping, etc. you're not going to have such a pleasant experience with an electric car.
And the only reason non-fossil fuel energy jobs have increased so much is entirely due to the federal and state subsidies, federal grant dollars, state and federal tax forgiveness, and federal and especially state laws requiring electric utilities to use renewable sources of power. And the large solar farm/facility in the southwest desert, isn't working very well, is frying birds as they fly over it, and is only producing a fraction of the power it was supposed to produce. and when the wind isn't blowing, the wind farms can't produce a single kilowatt.
And solar is not practical on moving vehicles, at least not with current technology.
I forgot, we have to solar powered airplane that is making its way around the world. It flies at the unheard of speed of 40-60 MPH with its optimum speed being 48 MPH. And it only holds two people. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be taking that plane on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles, or Seattle to Hawaii, or Seattle to Bozeman, MT any time soon for the simple reason that it will take days to fly across the country, to Hawaii, and will take about 20 hours non-stop to make it to Bozeman from Seattle. This is hardly efficient travel.