[Homestead] Gore/Enviro Group desires centralized grid
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Thu Nov 6 21:44:50 EST 2008
bob ford wrote:
> I don't know anything about this group connected to gore. I don't think that a nationwide centralized electrical grid sounds like a good idea though....bobford
> WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 (Reuters) — Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection has some environmental advice for the incoming Obama administration: focus on energy efficiency and renewable resources, and create a unified U.S. power grid.
I'll go for one part of his plan; the energy efficiency part. And to me
that IS me: I'm always looking for more energy-efficient ways to
perform my daily tasks. My energy wanes as I age and as my spine
continues to curve, so I'm interested in getting things done with the
least energy expenditure possible. That way I still have some energy to
play with my dog and debate raw milk issues with my neighbor.
As to a national grid, I'd rather go without. I'm not far from there
now: I pay the minimum bill, $13/mo. Mostly I do that because the
artesian well's outlet (or is that inlet? anyway, the pipe that brings
in water) is in the basement and it's difficult for me to carry water up
the steps these days, so I use the electric pump to deliver it to the
sink. Regular phone seems to run off phone's power???? Everything else
electric (laptop, radio, cd player, couple LED lights) I run off grid
power if there's plenty until I hit the $13 mark. If I get close, I run
that stuff off solar-charged batteries. Stove is gas, heatstove is
wood. It wouldn't kill me to go without the extras but I'd miss yakkin'
at you guys :-)
A national grid? Talk about hogtied. Nah, I no likeeee........
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