Subject: flaw in your electric car plans
props for turning your attention to the BP oil spill and to the need for alternative energy.
but I feel compelled to point something out about
electric cars and alternative energy that
and that is that, while electricity itself may
be clean, it must still be generated BY something.
and what about those windmills and solar panels?
Factories that make that equipment require power, too,
.....coal, gas, oil or nukes.
"Electric cars" is a very seductive, attractive
shelter to crawl into when you look around at what we've done
and let's say we have cloudy, windless days? will
people be happy to stay home and read a book or tend
I know that it's extremely scary to most people
the very notion of driving less, or not driving at all.
but give it up we will, whether it's Peak Oil
that intervenes, environmental collapse, or (gasp!) our brains.
I got a bunch of letters like this and I can't figure out why.
Yes, I actually knew that coal and oil are used to create electricity, but that's not the point.
Since I have zero time for research, I'm forced
to make uneducated, IQ-of-64 guesses.
Are you saying a 50% reduction of oil imports wouldn't make much of an environmental difference?
I say you're wrong.
And if Obama would stop talking about solar
energy and give out $10,000 tax credit for every
We either want to get off oil or we don't - its that simple.
we still hooked on oil?
Exxon-Mobil is bad for America.