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(see also: fresh air)

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Link: Is It Possible To Really Go Off The Grid?

I’m not against sustainability – I’m for anything that saves resources, improves systems, and may save our planet before we fry it in its own petroleum-based oils. But driving your grid-produced pickup to get your grid-produced lumber at a big box store, driving on grid-paved highways to your mountain acres whose streams are protected by multiple layers of grid-powered government, and then using your grid-supplied plans to build a windmill to power your grid-produced computer as it gathers its information from grid-produced satellites? And then pointing at your windmill and your satellite dish and your septic tank and saying, “Look at me! I’m off the grid!”

Link: China Now World’s NumberOne Energy Consumer

Regardless of the¬†environment, it’s still their loss, it’ll become increasingly expensive to keep up that type of energy consumption in the next 100 years.

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Carl Safina. Energy is a moral concern? Man, you know just how to make all of humanity anxious and insecure all at once.

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