And we still have to subsidize the power they produce. I've read that wind power only averages 8% efficiency.
Just for a little perspective, I went through one of the coal fired plants in Alberta with a cousin who worked there. The old coal fired plants just dropped chunks of coal on a grate where they burned and was only maybe 70% efficient. The newer ones employ fluidized bed combustion technology (developed by the Chinese) where the coal gets pulverized to a powder and blown into the furnace from four directions at an angle. This forms a fireball that floats in mid air. The exhaust goes through electrostatic scrubbers to remove the fly ash. The fly ash is a sellable product that the plant makes money on now. Farmers buy a lot of it but it is also used to make high strength, lightweight concrete. What you see coming out of their stacks these days is mostly heat waves.
Not saying that burning coal is good but it is a lot better than it once was and it doesn't have the impact on wildlife that the green energy is having.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.