I never said just wind power, and I already know that you're not totally against it Jeff!!!
I think you're reading to much into what I'm trying to describe here. :) :) :)
I never said that we must not build another nuke in this country either!!! I just do not think that we can go back building as many as some want to without honestly taking care of the long term, high level waste products which so far, have not yielded any viable long term solution, unless we're going to hedge all of our bets - so to speak on Fusion energy as the solution to eradicating this highly radioactive, long half-life waste because that would be narrow minded at best!!!
I do think that we have existing solutions to start integrating a newer, more efficient smart grid with a combination of generating systems including both renewables and certain non-renewables including careful expansion of nuclear facilities as well as some new combined cycle LNG HRSG's, clean coal plants coupled with existing as well as future carbon sequestration technologies to limit our carbon footprint or we won't have a planet left to live in if we just sit back and continue with the status quo... Btw, none of these can operate at full capacity 24/7 -365 day per year either so let's be realistic when we say this!. ;)
However, for someone to say that we're wasting time and effort into building all of this renewable energy supply is simply ridiculous to stand by that sort of reasoning because, we need ALL of these generating systems in order to maintain sustained growth!!! That is what I'm saying Jeff, so please do not misread or misinterpret what I have already said because it doesn't suit you.