Had to get the dead dinosaurs changed on my car today, went and kicked it at a local coffee shop and read the paper while I waited for the spent pterodactyls to be replaced with fresh t-rexes. A lot of people say they don’t read the paper or watch the news because it’s all bad news, but read a string of articles today that I thought were all positive/interesting.
Wind energy’s success creates a power grid challenge – Yeah, obviously there is still a need to strike the balance between wildlife and alternative energy sources, but the fact that transitioning from hydroelectric or coal burning to wind power will certainly have long-term benefits that outweigh the costs. I think it’s amazing that the state of Oregon gets 7% of it’s power from wind already.
US water use down – Again, c’mon, that’s good news! Water use down on despite increased population.
Last one, oil profits down – I’m not one of the ‘we should levy a special tax on oil profits’ people because I don’t think they should be punished for succeeding within the framework that was laid out for them. However, I love the fact that part of their current down quarter is due to real demand for their product.