The Secret to Solar Power was published in the New York Times today.
So what’s the secret? Spoiler alert: It’s missionary-mercenaries. It’s the color orange. It’s Sungevity’s founder, Danny Kennedy.
‘As Kennedy puts it in his passionate but rational way: “Think about it this way. We’re killing people in foreign lands in order to extract 200-million-year-old sunlight. Then we burn it . . . in order to boil water to create steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity. We frack our own backyards and pollute our rivers, or we blow up our mountaintops just miles from our nation’s capital for an hour of electricity, when we could just take what’s falling free from the sky.”
That’s a hard argument to refute.‘ – Jeff Himmelman, New York Times
What’s your favorite quote?