Home

When Coal First Arrived, Americans Said ‘No Thanks’

Leave a comment

 

Click the link below the picture

.

Steven Preister’s house in Washington, D.C. is a piece of American history, a gorgeous 110-year-old colonial with wooden columns and a front porch, perfect for relaxing in the summer. But Preister, who has owned it for almost four decades, is deeply concerned about the environment, so in 2014 he added something very modern: solar panels. First, he mounted panels on the back of the house, and they worked nicely. Then he decided to add more on the front, facing the street and applied to the city for a permit.

Permission denied. Washington’s Historic Preservation Review Board ruled that front-facing panels would ruin the house’s historic appearance: “I applaud your greenness,” Chris Landis, an architect, and board member, told Preister at a meeting in October 2019, “but I just have this vision of a row of houses with solar panels on the front of them and it just—it upsets me.” Some of Preister’s neighbors were equally dismayed and vowed to stop him. “There were two women on my front porch snapping pictures of my house and declaring, ‘You’ll never get solar panels on this house!’” Preister says.

Renewable energy is at a curious crossroads. It’s needed to avert further climate damage, and solar and wind power are now remarkably cheap. But even clean-energy proponents often dislike the aesthetics of the new technology. They’re happy for solar arrays and windmills to exist somewhere—just not within sight. Many homeowners’ associations refuse to let residents install panels.

.

https://th-thumbnailer.cdn-si-edu.com/ijvA1BKv4sRefqZAG990AMM_O3s=/1000x750/filters:no_upscale():focal(1124x846:1125x847)/https://tf-cmsv2-smithsonianmag-media.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_public/99/50/9950548a-eff6-4f99-bfb2-77fc401eed62/julaug2022_e04_prologue.jpgIllustration by Kotryna Zukauskaite

.

.

Click the link below for the article:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/americans-hated-coal-180980342/?utm_source=pocket_discover

.

__________________________________________

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Terreiro Roça de Obaluaê

Misérias,guerras,doenças, desempregos,não vem de Deus e nem dos Orixás. Vem do julgamento e desrespeito entre a humanidade

Mugilan Raju

Prime my subconscious, one hint at a time

eLearning Pedagogy

An academic adventure in foreign lobbying using modern technology .

Medicina, Cultura, e Legge.

Articoli su Medicina, Legge e Diritto, ma anche Aforismi, Riflessioni, e Poesie.

Helena And The Sea Photography

Photographer obsessed with water, and with taking photos.

ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES

Our opinions don't stink!

M. Javed

Accountant | Customer Services | Admin Support

Gods Child

Queen Resurrected

Bachir Bastien

Practical advice for a happier, fuller, and more meaningful life

Can there be amateur poetry?

Welcome to poetry and poetic imagery

pk 🌍 MUNDO

Blog educativo y diario de aula principalmente. Recopilación de los mejores recursos educativos de la red. Filosofía, escritos, aficiones e inquietudes personales.

Premier Tech Studios

You press Digital, We Do The Rest

Envision Eden

All Things Are Possible Within The Light Of Love

Postcardsfromhobbsend

Film reviews as you know them only much....much worse

Sikiladi

Observe the Observer

Mwendia's Blog

Living is balancing good and bad.

💥Peace & Truth

KINDNESS IS FREE, sprinkle it all over the world, and 😁 smile

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Art and Literature Beyond Borders

Yours Satirically

with no commitments and all excuses

Inspired by Christianity

christianity, faith, productive life

Balladeer's Blog

Singing the praises of things that slip through the cultural cracks

blog do pflkwy

Sobre notícias e política com um viés nacionalista de esquerda, onde os bravos nunca ousaram percorrer e que não espere deste o obsequioso silêncio dos covardes, amortecendo consciências, desarmando resistências que só no fátuo da retórica da ideia, da moral e da ética é que se venera seu oponente evitando a sedição!

AllRounded

other's JUNK may be TREASURES to you

My Words

نور أحمد: كاتبة محتوى، روائية ومبدعة. (الكتابة لم تكن يوماً متنفسي، الكتابة أنفاسي التي لا يمكنني الاستغناء عنها)

Pretty Little Liars

It`s immortality my darlings - Alison DiLaurentis

Linistea mea

Cand simti ca nu mai poti...trage aer si respira. Ceva nou te asteapta!

Professional Hacker To Hire

Professional Hacker For Hire, Hire a Hacker, Hire WhatsApp Hacker, Facebook Hacker, Hire Snapchat Hacker, Hire Phone Hacker, Hire Email Hacker, social media, mobile phones among others

Krater Café

Words and Images by Richard Reeve

Mi-Body Health

Reliable Health and Medical information source

The Risell Chronicle

Poems by Dany D Risell

𝗦𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝗜𝘁𝘀 A 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

CRECER CON UNO MISMO

Tu sitio web favorito para temas financieros y de desarrollo personal. ¿Te lo vas a perder?

Hindu Tantra mantra For Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back

Get Your Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back by Hindu Tantra mantra.

Kiran ✨

Reading And Writing is the best Investment of Time ✨ ( Motivational Thoughts) "LIFE IS A JOURNEY"

INDEPENDENT SANA

Positivity and motivation.

antonio75

Si va avanti per resistere contro tutti e tutto

alexandr110875

Снисходительны друг к другу, что означает счастливы. Хранить мир, из которого любовь не уходит, на земле можно только так. святой.сайт

Find A Way by JWP

Find daily inspiration in decor style creativity

%d bloggers like this: