"For those who want some proof that physicists are human, the proof is in the idiocy of all the different units which they use for measuring energy." Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law
Discussion of energy is bedevilled by by units problems. The impass is not only the use of non-metric units, it is also the use of different time units (seconds, hours, days or years). The discussion can perhaps only be resolved by sometimes using dual units: one strictly SI (with seconds as the time units) and another in familiar units, using years.