At the end of the day its physics isn't it? The law of conservation? energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be transfered.
Hehe i sound like an oil lobbyist!.. hehehe...
I would look at like a Trade-Off ; what is the lesser of the Three evils here :
* Wind energy from windmills, (which the Big ones turn slow enough
that a fit Bird can fly through Without being struck).
** Nuclear energy, (ask Japan or Russia about that one), and what about
that Spent-fuel-rod thing ?
*** Coal or Oil energy, (makes my eyes burn, & smells Bad and also makes Acid Rain).