[LINK] Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car in Canberra

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Apr 3 10:47:48 AEDT 2009

At 09:36 AM 3/04/2009, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>  I think this is the stuff Obama is excited about - smart grids and 
> small scale solar
>panels on houses, wind turbines that feed into the grid. There is also a
>suggestion, that the power can be fed back into the grid. Presumeably the
>electricity could also be used to power public transport Light rail/Trams.

That's all well and good, but energy is needed also to build all 
those 'personal' power plants. I'm still not convinced. It's sort of 
like the 'behind the scenes' costs/energy/components inputs that are 
never accounted for. That's what I meant by the 'full chain'. The 
system is much broader than any single end product. Maybe it's all 
just too complex and that's what's gotten us into the mess.


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