In our Feb. 20th post, "COLD SNAP: NEW ENGLAND DOESN’T NEED MORE NATURAL GAS," we argued against adding more pipeline for natural gas, despite the severe storms and temperatures we have been seeing in New England. To take the idea a step further, we explored the idea of "electrification." Read on to see our case for this gas-less option.
One common criticism of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is that they only work when the sun shines and the wind blows. With large-scale energy storage ventures being undertaken from Australia to Massachusetts, companies like Tesla are aiming to disprove that argument from sea to shining sea.
Our neighbors and relatives of different political opinions are not our opponents, but rather our partners in a collaborative process of democracy and societal growth. Though it’s often easy to focus on our differences, most Americans, regardless of their political affiliations, want many of the same things. Environmentally and economically, we are at a pivotal period in time which requires unprecedented cooperation amongst citizens and businesses in order to achieve a better future. In part one of this entry, I laid out the historical precedence for collaboration across party lines to mutual gain, and the benefits of utilizing new talking points to connect with conservative friends.
In part two, we’ll delve more deeply into the job numbers and economic advantages behind the renewables revolution, and connect these aspects to Republican ideals.