Hydropower also comes with its own issues, despite being carbon free. We need to balance all energy sources with other considerations. For example, why should hydro power get special permits if it going to destroy a productive salmon fishery? Or native trout? We must respect the permitting and regulatory process and balance our long term interests. Likewise, for wind power. We do not want them in flyways where they impact migration. We need ways to ensure the birds, bats and butterfly's migrating avoid the propellers. Reasonable considerations. Energy does not get a free pass.