To the right-wing folks who are INCORRECTLY claiming greening the grid caused the power outages in Texas: YOU ARE WRONG!
Yes, I know, during the winter it can be rather nice to have milder and milder winters, but the long-term repercussions of disappearing winter are rather extreme and severe. These include, but are not limited to: Less snow, less moisture, less water, more parched forests, more forest fires and, of course, more death and severe economic costs as well.
I have long been very interested in the question of how much it (does not) matter(s) when one plugs one's electric vehicle in, especially if, like I do, I have the choice of plugging into a home rooftop solar system.
In the more than 10 years I have been doing SolarChargedDriving.Com and advocating for solar-charged driving, the electric grid has gotten considerably cleaner in the United States -- and in many places around the world.
When you need to replace a hot water heater, your furnace and/or air conditioner, your stove/oven, consider electric options, including an electric heat pump.
A couple of weeks ago, Sopris Solar completed the installation of a two-array 19.6 kW solar system on the roof of one of our garage block units and the roof of our HOA Community House here in Highline Crossing Cohousing Community in Littleton, Colo.