Monday, October 29, 2012

Renewable energy would have kept lights on in NYC

Opponents of renewable energy, including Mitt Romney and the Teabagger lunatics he calls his "base", often look like bigger idiots than normal when power goes out, due to various natural disasters.  That is because systems like rooftop solar panels, especially with battery backup, can keep the lights on for those users while the centralized power consumers are plunged into darkness.  Those who have electric cars can potentially even draw power from their cars, which act as giant batteries, and get even more emergency power.  Meanwhile, those who rely on coal-fired power plants to supply them electricity for heating get to enjoy the cold and the dark.

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