Changes the emphasis from lowest cost utility providers to planning the state electricity supply through favoritism to uneconomic renewable energy sources. Who among us buys something without knowing the cost upfront? The cost-benefit analysis is not limited to tangible factors but includes intangible societal benefits, which are extremely hard to accurately quantify.. Renewable energy is still not cost competitive with traditional fossil fuels and contains far less energy per measured unit. . .0.5 to 10 watts per square meter for wind and solar vs. 100 to 2000 watts per square meter of coal and natural gas. Battery storage has not evolved to where it can store anywhere close to what we need at night and on cloudy days to keep the electric grid running and stable.