The future is renewable - whether you like it or not.
It was great to read this article by Giles Parkinson in the Guardian yesterday - an optimistic, yet realistic assessment of the future of renewables. Nothing infuriates me more that people who look at the current state of play in the renewable sector and say "that will never work." The challenges are great - storage, distribution and infrastructure for starters - but these people are the equivalent of someone watching the Wright Brothers take their first tentative flight and proclaiming confidently that international air travel was never going to happen. It's only by taking these short steps today that we can build a platform for tomorrow.
And then of course, there are those, as the Guardian highlights, who *still* think the whole thing isn't happening. Which gives me the perfect excuse to repost one of my favourite cartoons... (artist: Joel Pett)