Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by 2050? – NYTimes.com

An interesting article in the New York Times about a report into the possibility of New York being energy efficient without fossil fuels and nuclear energy “Examining the Feasibility of Converting New York State’s All-Purpose Energy Infrastructure to One Using Wind, Water and Sunlight,”: .  The author of the article did call into question

– Does New York State need — for its own sake or the environment’s — to be an energy island? A lot of economists, and environmental analysts, would say no.

Yes it does need to be an energy island, on economic and environmental grounds, something environmentalists have been calling for.  A move away from large centralised power stations, fossil fuelled or nuclear, and to more smaller, localised power sources: Sustainable_community_energy_system.  Case studies of Sustainable Woking can be found at: Sustainable Woking case studies.  It took just one council official to drive this initiative through back in 1991 and yet Manchester – A Certain Future since its fanfare launch in 2009, has achieved exactly, nothing!  It is amazing what can be achieved with some effort and enthusiasm.

Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by 2050? – NYTimes.com.

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