People And Their Preferences

“The Pew poll found that large majorities of Americans favor expanding at least two types of renewable sources to provide energy: 89% favor solar panels and 85% favor wind turbines. 80% of Republicans want to see more solar energy resources and 71% want more wind power installations. Among Democrats, those numbers are very close to 100%.”
 
See Pew Research Finds Broad Bi-Partisan Support For Solar Power In US
When it comes to peoples’ preferences things range from the sublime (wind power exceeding nuclear output in UK and support for solar power) to the ridiculous (folks not using their cars but wanting to keep their parking spaces).

Wake up people! Change can be good for you. If you are not using your car, maybe you should not have one. Maybe you should not reserve space for it. If the cost of energy matters maybe you should accept and welcome renewable energy that can cost much less than methods used in the 19th century, you know, burning stuff… Maybe if clean air and water matter you should be careful not to dump waste products willy nilly around the planet. Just put some thought into where you live, where you work and how you should live and work and we all could breathe better air, drink better water and leave the planet more suitable for our offspring. Give it a thought.

My thoughts are that although I need a personal car less than when my family was at its peak I still need a car but a smaller electric one will do just fine, cost less and carry me farther for $1 (~1₵/km versus ~25₵/km for the gas-guzzler). What’s wrong with that? Nothing. Change will be good for me. I’m also going to set up solar panels to charge the battery of my car. Oh, and I’m planting trees like mad despite the rabbits and winter killing many. The ones that survive will absorb CO2 and provide shade, shelter from wind, oxygen, fruit and nuts. What’s wrong with that? It just takes a little effort to change how we live and work. If I, an old over the hill guy, can do it, so can you. If what you prefer isn’t optimal prefer something else.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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