Alternative energy transition won't be as smooth as advertised

Author: 
KENT GARBER, U.S. News

We know that we need alternatives to coal and other fossil fuels, so what's the holdup? The U.S. News and World Report says a myriad of issues make what is assumed to be a gradual transition into something a little bit more complicated.
One thing holding up energy companies is an unwillingness by our legislators to commit to sweeping national policy.
From the article:
The consequences of climate change legislation, in fact, are expected to be so great that companies typically opposed to government regulation are asking Congress to go ahead and act just so that they can have some certainty about where to put their money.