“You’ll have people that get up and say, ‘I am green,’ and ‘I’m for the environment,’ and ‘I’m pro this whole green agenda,’ but then all of a sudden whenever one comes in, it changes,” Mr. Masters said. “What I notice is people have ideals and values that they will put forth — until it comes maybe around their house.”Exactly. It's one thing to support solar and wind power in the abstract, quite another to have a vista you love covered with mirrored panels or giant windmills.
To get the amount of solar and wind power we need, we are going to have to get creative about incorporating the sources into our lives: solar panels in parking lots, solar panels on warehouse roofs, windmills in cities. And this is incidentally why I do not think we will ever get to 100% solar and wind power; it would just take up too much space. We need either some kind of nuclear power (fusion?) or major increases in the efficiency of everything that draws power.