“Anyone who thinks a coal plant is a bigger environmental risk than a Tesla battery pack is a person who knows less than nothing.”
Fossil fuels are the greatest gift mankind, and the planet, ever could have hoped for
I’d consider myself a greenie. We need to love and nurture this planet.
But what has been a greater boon to the environment than cheap fossil fuel energy that has fueled the innovation to clean smokestacks, make LEV cars, LED lights, etc?
It is only thanks to an excess of cheap energy that we have been able to direct that energy towards making our energy consumption cleaner and more efficient. It’s a catch 22, but true nonetheless. I don’t share (others) fear of nuclear. There are still very remote areas close to populated areas where, with a bit of good planning, we could do nuclear correctly and exploit its many benefits.
In my home state of North Carolina we’ve had far more environmental issues with our coal plants than with our nuclear plants. But until never comes, and we run out of coal oil and gas, we’d be wise to stick with the tried and true and just keep doing it better. Anyone who thinks a coal plant is a bigger environmental risk than a Tesla battery pack is a person who knows less than nothing.
Fossil fuels are the greatest gift mankind, and the planet, ever could have hoped for.