Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
This is common knowledge to anyone who's bothered to pay attention to the process. The game that anti-renewable forces are playing is hoping that people know more about how reality TV shows work, than they do about basic economics. If anti-renewable forces can trick folks into thinking more research and better leadership is needed before doing anything (and thereby halting any manufacturing), they can insure the only cost we ever see for renewables is the prototype cost which is orders of magnitude higher than the full-blown production cost. In turn they can show off this deceptively high prototype cost, and claim more research is needed, because the new tech isn't cost competetive enough. Push it back into research and the next prototype will also be too expensive, and so on, and so on. It's a nice feedback loop that guarantees renewables will NEVER be used. This is their entire goal. The best part is they can claim they're supporting renewables with this dog and pony show, when they're actually completely against it. The game of anti-renewable pundits is ridiculously transparent when viewed with common sense.