November 24, 2023: 034–Robert brings newspaper article regarding a study by the city of Winnipeg to use photovoltaic on its civic buildings. The city hired Lorain which we interviewed in Episode 9. The article discusses how the city could use PV to address part of their loads. For the city, adding PV means that it can generate more of its own power, especially in summer. Any electricity it does not need to buy from the utility can be used on the export market to displace coal and natural gas, as climate change does not have political boundaries. Later, Eric interviews two young people and asks them questions about climate change. These street talk interviews are to take the pulse of the nation, especially the younger generation who will be left holding the bag to fix what our generation using many different strategies avoided doing.
The Winnipeg article discusses how the city like Winnipeg wants to maybe add solar panels on its civic buildings. Here is a case where THE RED CUP is wanting to be applied. The ©ommunity here is the city of Winnipeg which is looking at adding ®enewables to address its (E)lectrical loads. Robert shows how old he is remembering that Jimmy Carter added solar PV panels to the white house only to be taken down later by another administration. Eric repeats the law of the common where we dump the GHG when burning fossil fuel into the atmospheric layer and any generation of renewables helps decrease GHG no matter where. Eric relates his experience with permitting from the city of Winnipeg for his Tesla and PV installation. Eric conducts two Street Talk interviews to see how the young generation is coping with the lack of progress to solve climate change.