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There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting up a renewable energy source using hydrocarbons if alternative sources of materials and transportation are not available.

If it were up to you then we'd all wait until renewable energy would be able to produce all of those goodies and move them around but then it would never happen in the first place.

This is called a transition. You could make the same arguments for electric vehicles and they'd be just as broken.

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