I agree with the assessment from last Monday’s letter to the editor “Disposing batteries harms environment.” It’s only going to get worse with the proliferation of electric vehicles. But don’t lump solar panels in with batteries.
As for electric cars, maybe think of it this way: Some 70% of the energy consumed in this country is used to power buildings, including heating, cooling, lighting, water, elevators, entrances and security. Reducing that is where we should be concentrating our efforts. Solar installations on our homes, business and municipal buildings will have a dramatic effect in reducing our global carbon output.
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