Shrinidhi: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Ashwin: And, who said that?
Me: I think Dr. Seuss. I read about it when I was preparing for some exam.
Ashwin: Oh, let me check on Goggle. Yes!! Dr Seuss. You’re right.
Shrinidhi: Oye what is renewable energy in simpler terms? (Don’t judge her. She is seventeen).
Ashwin: Energy that can be regenerative. Simple enough for you lady.
Me: And, It can’t be depleted. It’s awesome.
Shrinidhi: And they have types?
Me: Yes, all around us. Energy resources include moving water and that helps in hydro, tidal and wave power.
Ashwin: FYI Madam, It also includes biomass, wind energy.
Shrinidhi: Why are you both trying to be so superficially intelligent!!!!! (Holding her head)
Me: Because we are 🙂
Shrinidhi: Screw you both!!
Ashwin: Do you know that Municipal solid waste is also considered to be a renewable energy?
Shrinidhi: Yes. She was telling me a few days ago about this when Mr kejriwal imposed sewer tax!! (Cheerfully)
Me: Kejriwal is the man. (Laughing it off)
Shrinidhi: Does ALL power use contribute to Global Warming? Should we just live simpler lives?
Me: Yes, all power use contributes to Global Warming, in the form of heat pollution. Except, Renewables.
Ashwin: Though I read the other day about thermoelectric motors of sorts, able to convert heat waste into electricity. Not all of it, as I’m very sure thinks that would violate a Law. (Nobody understood this) 🙂
Me: No. Except in the construction of the solar panels, wind turbines, etc. while the sun is free, there are other factors in the process of producing energy that make them expensive.
Shrinidhi: It is fucking expensive!! And, I don’t even have the money to buy subway!!
Me: Buy me one sub too if somebody is getting food.
Ashwin: Lovey, you were saying?
Me: But, the money spent on renewable energy installation tends to remain in the community, creating jobs and fueling local economics. The use of renewable energy equipment also reduces our dependence on foreign and/or centralized sources of energy, and is an important strategy in the process of creating a truly secure and sustainable energy future.
Ashwin: You know There’s a key principle for understanding what makes energy, or anything else, cheap and plentiful. For something to be cheap and plentiful, every part of the process to produce it, including every input that goes into it, must be cheap and plentiful.
Shrinidhi: So, it’s a mistake to assume that because the sun is free?? Solar-powered energy will be cheap, so it is a mistake to assume that solar-powered energy can or will be cheap??? (Frustrated already with the world)