Luv the show but wince whenever Thom talks about renewable energy. On today's program he said 10MW of solar energy in TX displaced 10 nuclear plants! Sorry Thom, you are only off by about a factor of 1000. A typical nuclear plant produces 1000MW (or more!) of continuous electrical power. Your 10MW or solar energy wouldn't even run the lights in 10 nuclear plants. And it does not produce that power continuously.
We need honesty when it comes to renewable energy, Thom's outrageous claims (he made similar inaccurate claims about the effectiveness Germany's "solar panels") will not solve our energy problems and they end up empowering Republicans.
Believe me, if renewable energy was as good as Thom says, we would have had plenty of it years ago. I speak the truth, I worked for many years in the field. Wind, solar and all the renewables are never going to be able to put much of a dent in our energy supply, the density of energy from these sources is just too low.