This is a picture from a California gas station one week ago. Diesel fuel has already jumped to $4.15 this week, and with turmoil in the Middle East pushing these prices higher, it could not be clearer that we need to push forward with what Richard Nixon requested in 1970 (4 decades ago) and reduce our dependence on foreign oil!
Their conclusion is “no” because solar largely replaces coal or hydro (favored utility power sources).
NOT SO FAST, SOLAR FEEDS: what about the use of Mobile Solar Power Systems as replacement for portable diesel generators? As our readers have found for years on this site, the “Price” of oil is not the real problem, but the COST is significant:
- 40 carcinogenic compounds in diesel exhaust
- big generators produce up to a ton a day or more of climate-changing carbon dioxide
- the relentless noise of diesel generators can contribute to workplace injuries and worker stress
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