Wind power only part of the solution
But as much wind as there is in Kansas, it shouldn't be relied on to feed our growing hunger for energy and prevent further climate change; ...Those who champion research into alternative fuels and high-efficiency cars are "perpetuating the idea that we can continue to be car-dependent," Kunstler said. "There's no silver bullet that will allow happy motoring to continue ... we're not going to run the interstate highway system and Disney World and Wal-Mart on any combination of wind, solar, french-fry oil or switchgrass."
September 30, 2007
by Mike Strand
in Salina Journal
The wind was gusting all day Saturday, but just as Nancy Jackson started her talk about the potential of wind energy in Kansas, a particularly strong burst sent a cloud of dust swirling through the big barn at The Land Institute, toppling a few empty folding chairs.
But as much wind as there is in Kansas, it shouldn't be relied on to feed our growing hunger for energy and prevent further climate change; rather, what's needed is a combination of renewable energy sources, efficiency -- and a change in the basic structure of our lives, said several speakers at the... [continue via Web link]