Sunday, March 30, 2014

A meme that is derailing transition to renewable energy.

Alex Lightman Said:
One pernicious meme that is derailing the essential and overdue transition to renewable energy is the notion that driving an electric car doesn't matter because the electricity might come from a coal fired plant. That's like saying, from 1976 to 2011, that there's no reason to buy a personal computer because you don't have iCloud.

Once you get an electric car, one part of a system is in place, and then you become part of a movement to seek cleaner utility power and local solar/wind charging. You don't have to have the entire system (what Geoffrey Moore called the "whole product") transitioned to by the entire world in a day. You do what's possible as a component, and encourage others to do the same, and seek out Makers who can help you be cleaner, greener, and more self-sufficient all the time. There are plenty of people who charge their electric cars from their own solar cells on their own home.

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