Comment at the Independent.
I read with dismay that oil prices are falling again, so this artcle comes as a welcome change. I have been a believer in renewable energy since my teens (in the 70\’s). Perhaps it was cooking over the fire during the 3day week, perhaps it was my first job with a group of people attempting to set up an organic cheesary in Sussex, but I have always wanted the world to wake up and see oil as an addiction we don\’t need, and can do without. In the 70\’s we were told that solar power required full sunlight, and we replied that if the money and energy put into developing nuclear power were put into developing solar energy then solar power would be much more efficient and economic. Over the last 30 years even without alot of investment solar power has become more efficient and it is possible to produce enough electricity to meet a household\’s needs with solar panels, so now we are told that it is still not economic, pardon me if I don\’t believe that arguement either!
Posted by Melanie Cartwright
So, umm, Melanie, you don\’t know what the word "economic" means yet, do you?