Dawn Of A Solar Era?
How I wish I could believe them. But every time someone crunches the numbers, every time someone assesses the economic and political obstacles in the way of a solar transformation of our economy, that bright shining yellow ball that sustains life on earth ends up as so much pie in the sky. For example, thisNY Times articlecites a DOE official as saying, at best, solar energy might provide as much as 2-3% of our power needs in a quarter-century. Plenty of other analysts think even that projection is overly optimistic.
I want to believe differently, truly I do. I hope that panel of experts is right and all the skeptics are wrong. But I can’t shake the feeling that this is like believing in Peter Pan or Superman to rescue us from the harsh realities of the world.