This special interest group is for professionals to connect and discuss all types of carbon-free power alternatives, including nuclear, renewable, tidal and more.


Mixed signals

Rafael Herzberg's picture
Consultant energy affairs, Self employed

Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

  • Member since 2003
  • 2,266 items added with 1,314,681 views
  • Jun 15, 2022

Mixed signals

The human being is, par excellence, an animal full of contradictions.

I read this week a very interesting (and disturbing) news.

An American super engaged in "reducing emissions" taking an action that caught the attention of the energy community.

She bought an electric car on the grounds that it would reduce emissions - which of course is true compared to a traditional internal combustion vehicle.

At home, she replaced gas heaters with electric ones to reduce emissions.

She invested and installed photovoltaic solar generation to pursue even more clean energy..

But ... when a company decided to install a solar farm near her house, she became a "monster"! She started fierce opposition, arguing that a certain type of bird would be harmed, since it liked the trees in that location.

And she took the initiative to file a lawsuit in court.

It matters little to this person that the solar farm would reduce emissions considering that the American matrix still has an important fuel-based component.

The human being is not easy! This realization must be part of the solutions that are necessary for the common welfare. It is quite a challenge to deal with our own contradictions!


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Rafael Herzberg's picture
Thank Rafael for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network® is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »