If Britain can do it so can we! Shut them down! Shut them ALL down!
If the United States was only 57% the total size of California, we could do a lot of things here. Look at Texas and their wind power... Texas is 3x larger than the U.K. This is also one of the reasons that rail network is so much better in western Europe as population density and smaller land mass make engineering feats much easier.
Sorry, I don't understand the relationship between population density and the fuel used in power stations. Could you explain why switching to natural gas or nuclear wouldn't be better for everyone, either in the UK, Tennessee, or Texas?
The OP basically said that if the UK can do it, we (U.S.) can do it. And my response was that there is a big difference between the UK and the US as far as land mass and geography. I was using Texas as an example. If Texas were a country on its own, it would already be in a position where at times almost all of their energy needs come from renewables. I don't like comparisons such as if country x can do it, why can't the U.S. because it ignores the fact that there are different challenges here.
And where did I ever say that switching to natural gas or nuclear would not benefit everyone?