And you missed my pointâ€”-they want the same amount of power, but they don’t want it from Fossil Fuels; they want Solar and Wind and they want it NOW, not later (as do I).
No, I didn’t miss it — it was my point: technological change is the only viable solution. Switching to wind/water/solar power is a technology change — it’s not a “mind” or “heart” change.
Remember the change you were advocating back when we started this thread? It was about doing with less, about not wanting all that “unneeded” stuff. I said it’ll never happen — and it hasn’t. Instead, I said, we need to change technologies — find a way to produce all the energy we want without the environmental impact.
You’re just proving me right.
No, they don’t work
Again, just demonstrating you don’t know what you’re talking about. Those are examples of poorly regulated markets.
Remember the change you were advocating back when we started this thread? It was about doing with less, about not wanting all that “unneeded” stuff.
Wrong.these people who want the change have made changes to cut their usage of energy—smaller, more energy efficient homes, cars, appliances. they turn off electronics not being used, lights, everything that draws an erg of energy is shut down when not in use. I know quite a few like-minded people who turned OFF the air conditioning, open windows and don’t use it in summer. I even have a friend who had his power mower recycled and cuts two acres by hand. Why? to cut the oil umbilical. He doesn’t own a car, rides his bicycle everywhere. His home is cut off from the grid and if his solar panels can’t generate electricity; then the family does without.
Of course, he is an extreme example—-but the point is we know solar/wind/other alternative sources cannot keep up with the current demand for power. We ALL need to give up more; live like stewards, not spoiled children.
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