October 5, 2004

Backwards Energy Thinking

Category: Environment

Milwaukee: Has the brain really drained out of Wisconsin? Two incredibly myopic proposals are on the table in the Milwaukee area concerning electric generation and water use.

Firtsly, Wisconsin Energy is on the verge of constructing a new Coal Fired Plant in the southern suburbs. That's right - Coal. As in stone-age fossil fuel, cough cough.

Second, Waukesha county, rapidly being devoured by the worst of suburban sprawl is trying to get the right to pump water from Lake Michigan outside the great lakes basin (protected by international treaty) to essentially water lawns.

The reason both these proposals fall squarely on the side of stupidity is that if people and governments simply thought about efficiency instead of appetite, neither would be needed.

Posted by Nick at October 5, 2004 7:14 AM


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