This article from 2014 should probably be a sticky for this Renewables sub-forum. But that's just my opinion.
This article is a brutally cold, hard dose of reality for the "keep oil in ground" crowd of anti oil & gas activists.
I'm not at all against "renewable" energy. I grew up on a farm, and am very much pro-environment. Note that I also tend to view Natural Gas (methane) as a "renewable" energy source.
But so far, nothing I have seen provides the same energy " bang for