It is with perpetual amazement that we should ponder the thought processes and ignorance of a large part of the American population. The object of my ire is citizens who do not know about something near and dear to their interests, the electricity they use in daily life – how it gets to them, its cost and benefits, the truths they need to know and the nonsense they need to forget.
I’m not talking about the little darlings at the local college that want their school to divest ownership in fossil-fuel providers and users. Those boys and girls and their teachers will only come to their senses when the light switch doesn’t work or their room temperature drops below 40. No, I’m complaining about a need for understanding of “renewable energy” and its practicality and appropriate place in our lives. All of this is germane to readers as members of a community that is, proportionally, one of the largest users on the planet.