Speaking of renewables...Also, you posted a map based on 2009 grid carbon intensity. This is 2016, and the grid has been greening further since with the continued decline in coal and increase in renewables,
Anyone here watch the Netflix Bill Gates 3 part series, esp the one about safe and clean nuclear power?
His plants can be powered by used nuclear fuel we already have stored, and the supply we currently have can power the US for the next 100+ years. If somebody will help put a pilot station on-line it might jump start a new and viable option. He signed a deal with China but the trade embargo shut that down for now.