Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Earlier this year I had a post on the importance of Europe's grid to the viability of alternative energy sources there. Now there's an article on Ezra Klein's blog about the same subject in the U.S., and the folks over there conclude that it might not matter so much: maybe decentralized technology like solar will win out over large plants needed for technologies like wind. While I understand the temptation to write off problems like this, I don't think it's that safe to assume that solar alone will get us there. Wind power also has associated challenges, but I'm not ready to put all my eggs in the solar basket yet.