[LINK] Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car in Canberra
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.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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