Solar energy has to be part of the plan when we talk about rebuilding in the wake of Sandy. We can make our neighborhoods more livable, no matter what the weather.
The electricity is coming back on in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the people of New York and New Jersey are talking about how to rebuild, and how to make energy infrastructure changes to address a new stormy reality. The Dot Earth Blog, for example, is discussing small natural gas cogeneration plants that kept NYU powered up when lower Manhattan went dark. Others are talking about microgrids, smart planning and flood control systems.
Solar power must be in the mix. The region affected by Sandy has vast untapped potential to produce clean power and cut the carbon emissions that might be exacerbating these storms in the first place.
Via Bert Guevara