Thursday, May 27, 2010
George W. Bush was a fairly decent governor, a terrible president, and has been quite a good ex-president. Since leaving office he has not only been low-key and quite classy, and yesterday gave a talk about why the US needs to diversify away from oil and that he believes his grandchildren will be driving electric cars powered by renewable energy. Since one of his daughters is now married (both of them are 28) the timeframe he's talking about is probably about 20 years.
The article also mentions that Texas leads the US in wind energy, though this is in terms of total capacity and not energy per capita or compared to other sources of energy, and so in this case Texas is a bit like China whereas Iowa would be Denmark, where the former generates more energy in total but the latter much more per capita. Personally I prefer the latter number as using the former countries like Iceland could never hope to compete, with countries with massive populations producing much more than them even if they rely 99% on fossil fuels.