"...the reality that even by 2035 nearly 80 percent of all energy consumed in America will still be from oil, natural gas, or coal..."
This is not correct, because The People will wake up to the potential of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTRs). Being re-developed worldwide (esp. China and India), and in the USA by Flibe Energy, LFTRs will revolutionize energy, and lead to increasing worldwide prosperity and peace. The long luddite crusade of the liberal naysayers will be exposed in all its naivete and nihilism.
LFTR will replace coal, oil, gas, wind, terrestrial solar while being cheaper, safer, cleaner (including CO2), and less environmentally intrusive.
And this all can be heavily underway long before 2035.