Is Going Off-grid Really More Sustainable?: ...situation a lot of people are in, then, for exam... #solar #energy

Recently we transitioned into a world where more people are living in urban areas than in rural areas . These places are areas of denser population, closer living accommodation and in some areas cheap, run down housing. If you also factor in public attitude, and the financial situation a lot of people are in, then, for example, the idea of solar panels and ground source heat pumps in each house starts to look less likely. Surely it would be better to concentrate our efforts into changing the origins of what generates the energy , keeping the existing grid infrastructure and making sure we can provide clean energy on a large scale? It is not practical to try and make everyone care about the environment because there are so many factors affecting their conscious thoughts of engagement, especially in the city when you can feel very removed from the hands of nature. With their...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/136111

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