Saturday, February 8, 2014
Arlington Has Become a Renewable Energy Backwater
I recently was in San Diego on business and the electric utility there, San Diego Electric and Gas is really going for solar as a major league alternative energy source. Take a look at the photo of a solar charging station that charges electric vehicles while they are parked. Too bad Dominion completely controls everything in Virginia. Despite what Jay Fisette may say about energy planning in Arlington, fact is that about 97% of Arlington' electric energy comes from burning some kind of fuel and from nuclear reactors. A huge amount of solar energy is wasted heating parking lots and building rooftops. That's what happens when local government, local business, media, non-profits, everything is controlled by an electric utility.