Will renewable energy sources be able to catch up before we run out of fossil fuels?

Considering our main energy source is oil and estimates for the time of peak oil production vary from a few years ago to ten to twenty years in the future, the fact remains that it's an eventuality that we will run out sooner or later. Without mechanized agriculture, the carrying capacity of the earth has been... show more Considering our main energy source is oil and estimates for the time of peak oil production vary from a few years ago to ten to twenty years in the future, the fact remains that it's an eventuality that we will run out sooner or later. Without mechanized agriculture, the carrying capacity of the earth has been estimated to only be about 2 billion and change, so are we set up for a Malthusian catastrophe, or do you think that we will be able to compensate with emerging renewable energy?
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