- Nov 16, 2021 7:40 pm GMT
Greta Thunberg says we’re going under water. The FaceBook whistleblower warns we’re going crazy. Jordan Peterson laments that we’re going soft. Those opinions, however, are all up for debate. Here’s one thing that’s not: We are going electric.
Look no further than what’s happening in California, the world’s second largest economy after China. Electric vehicles are now the state’s largest export. At the same time, new building requirements are expected to boost all electric buildings in the state from 5% to 50% this decade.
The electrification of our economy, especially the transportation economy, will cut our emissions. However, this shift is also bound to put new strain on our already wobbly grid. To transition to electricity without compromising reliability, we must conserve energy. Demand response, smart technologies and the likes are discussed at nauseum on this forum. Today, reading through my power feed, I came across a novel and highly creative power saving tool: Goats.
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