|Electric cars (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)|
My Log 305 MAY 18 2012 IN THE REALM OF THE POSSIBLE….
IS IT NOT AMAZING THE THINGS THAT HUMAN BEINGS SPEND THEIR MONEY ON? A CLASSIC EXAMPLE IS GIVEN IN A LETTER ON READER SUPPORTED NEWS BY SOMEONE WHO SIGNS HIMSELF “HEAVYRUNNER.” THE LETTER IS SELF-EXPLANATORY, AND LEAVES ME WISHING HUMANS WERE MORE RATIONAL ABOUT THE CHOICES THEY MAKE. AND THAT INC.LUDES OUR PRESENT IDIOTIC GOVEFRNMENT WITHOUT DOUBT.
“Please do everything you can to cause the $1.5 trillion the Defense Depart proposes spending on F-35 warplanes be spent instead on solar power and electric vehicles.
“I am in the process of having an $11,000 solar system installed on the roof of my home office. It will generate enough electricity to meet all my household needs and will also have enough surplus capacity to charge a 24 kwh electric car battery daily, which is the size battery in the Leaf or Focus or Volt.
“$1.5 trillion is enough to purchase 75 million such solar systems, installed and grid tied. There are about 75 million single family homes in the United States. After purchasing and installing 75 million rooftop solar systems, there will be enough money left over from the $1.5 trillion proposed to be spent purchasing 2,400 F-35 warplanes to offer 25 million $27,000 electric car rebates.”