Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ecoplatonism

"Solar is the only viable alternative to carbon. But your solar panels are a bourgeois affectation." Discuss.



2 comments:

erinthurlow said...

Is there such a thing as a solar powered solar panel manufacturing plant yet? I'm not trying to be ironic here, exactly. I just hate the way the progressive left leaves its flank so ridiculously unguarded in these debates.
In some ways solar power is an idea whose time has not exactly come. It will still take a real political AND technological revolution to overcome the entrenched fossil fuels economy.
Besides voting not to fund nuclear power plant development and voting "yes" to increase standards for coal-powered electrical plants (either directly or through a representative), what power does the middle class have? We use our pocketbooks,hopefully supporting increased investment into solar panel development and non-fossil fuel powered cars. It at least provides a highly visible argument and a material investment in the dialogue.

erinthurlow said...

Is there such a thing as a solar powered solar panel manufacturing plant yet? I'm not trying to be ironic here, exactly. I just hate the way the progressive left leaves its flank so ridiculously unguarded in these debates.
In some ways solar power is an idea whose time has not exactly come. It will still take a real political AND technological revolution to overcome the entrenched fossil fuels economy.
Besides voting not to fund nuclear power plant development and voting "yes" to increase standards for coal-powered electrical plants (either directly or through a representative), what power does the middle class have? We use our pocketbooks,hopefully supporting increased investment into solar panel development and non-fossil fuel powered cars. It at least provides a highly visible argument and a material investment in the dialogue.