That free market in solar and wind depends on govt subsidies, take that away and there would never be another windmill built, think about it.
This may have been a somewhat interesting argument when the first government started subsidized clean energy but clearly coal and nuclear is no longer winning or else all energy subsidizes could just simply be cut off and Trump wouldn't have to have force continued use of the less popular forms (coal and nuclear) through the force of government. We can argue about the merits of the government jump starting an industry but, giving the choice between spending on industrial military complex perpetual bomb dropping in oil rich countries with the wrong majority religion and spending money on something that makes us more energy independent, move us towards clean energy, will provide benefits for both us and future generations and that is going to happen eventually anyhow I'm for the later.
Slightly off topic I just listened to local segment on NPR here in Vegas about how they are trying to build light rail from the airport to downtown to via Maryland Parkway and people are basically putting forth the same idea (that free market doesn't want it and they shouldn't do it unless it can stand on it own feet) and the guest (a Republican I think) pointed out how no one demands the same standard of our continued subsidizing of car driving by expecting the building and maintaining roads to pay for itself. https://knpr.org/knp...-vegas-says-rtc
Like any good libertarian Marxist (I had a Ron Paul bumper sticker on my car in 2008 and have a Bernie for President shirt that I still wear if you want to try and figure that one out...) I believe the obvious ideal size of government is absolute zero but if forced to pick between "conservative" big government spending on perpetual wars and silly for show border walls that just going to be tunneled under, gone around, or have the good shit flung over them (look at Trump's golden example of the police state in Israel if you don't believe that will be the case...) instead of education, health care, and things like public transportation I'll again take the later.