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The alternative is nonsensical - do you imagine that the world will succeed in replacing oil, coal and gas and then just go "Rather than pave over another 30 square kilometers of the Sahara desert, we are going to leave two billion africans in energy penury" ?
This is not a possible outcome. If renewables work, they will also work for a growing global economy at a minimum until the entire world reaches something recognizable as first world standards.
If renewables cannot deliver this result, then people who are dying at thirty due to lack of electricity will go with the 1960's tech that can, and we get a fast-breeder fission powered world.
Under no circumstances other than "We all die in global war" will the future be short on energy. And even that future will be short on energy because it is short on people, rather than due to any physical restraints.
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