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I love renewables and clean air just as much as anyone else, but a lot of these statistics miss the fact that the intermittent nature of renewables and the lack of cost-effective grid-scale storage options are severely limiting their deployment and baseload capacity. When the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, coal and gas plants must burn. When you look at the data without bias, you see a very different story and a dramatic need to include clean, safe nuclear power in the renewable portfolio to replace baseload coal and natural gas:

https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shellenberger_how_fear_of_nuclear_power_is_hurting_the_environment

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