Thu May 10, 2018 10:01 am #1610935
karlbown wrote:Not really sure what I can say about this. If you don’t think it’s greener to get solar or wind generated electricity to a socket than get petrol to a supermarket then I think you’re missing something.
I think you may be missing something if you think green energy is all about motoring.
As I say; I'd like to see some true calculations about how green the energy produced from a wind farm is and not just those designed to impress.
There's quite a bit of oil used in the production, transporting and installation of wind farms before they generate anything to send anywhere.
You any idea how much concrete goes in to some of these bases to support a tower, or how environmentally damaging producing cement is?
My point is that the so called green energy is not as green as one may be led to believe.
Anyway we digress, I have yet to drive an electric vehicle (I won't embarrass myself by telling you of my only hybrid experience ), however I have yet to hear anyone say it is not a rewarding experience. For that reason I have absolutely no doubt they will continue to grow in popularity. In my opinion that should be the reason for buying one, the bigger picture and longer term implications I simply cannot see being realised as many anticipate.
I look forward to the time it makes sense for me to have one, likely to be a while though.