Working out how to profit from sunshine
The potential for greater use of the sun's energy as it hits the earth
is clearly there, and the time to put it in place is NOW - whilst we still
have the easy production capability that oil and its derivatives makes
I actually don't believe in the perpetual growth model of human happiness
According to climate change predictions, the prospect of every single
person on earth running a car will not produce prosperity but impossible
living conditions for the majority.
Companies like BP should stop bullshitting us with straplines like
'Beyond Petroleum' if the best they can come up with is a few wind and
wave projects. £10 billion profits in 2005 should buy a lot of scientific
brain power! The probable answer is that they just haven't worked out
how to do what needs to be done with the same level of profitablilty.
Ends | 26 May 2006 | The Leg
Graph: The cost
of solar has fallen dramatically. From $76/watt in 1977 to $0.74/watt
in 2013 thanks to mass production of panels in China.