Everywhere you see wind and solar power plants littering the once beautiful countryside, what you don’t see is the fossil fuel electrical generating plant that backs up the intermittent alternative dream. In fact, no alternative energy grid stands alone anywhere on the planet. Technological civilization cannot afford alternative energy for the simple reason that it is completely unpredictable and unreliable. Political culture, however, sells the dream and not the reality, which is what we are watching now. The dream, however, is a nightmare unfolding when we wake up. Read some facts about free, green, clean power.