nothing more cliche than a high school au
The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.
“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”
They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost.
Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.
And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term?
Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?
I stand directly behind Turyl and make “yackity yack” motions with my hand while she gives her heroic speech.
chemin and iore are best friends. the former can barely speak and gets ill just at the mention of responsibility, while the latter is a knotted ball of various frustrations. they work, somehow. prince and prisoner and all that.
who are they
the geese from Aristocats still going hard as hell
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
Keith canonically saves Luck from being devoured and that makes me a v happy tiger
The perfect place for me to have a drink. #TheHonorBar… (at The Honor Bar)
I’ve been playing Silent Hill 4 and every time Henry looks at his bed he says this
I imagine in a very proud voice
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