Three cheers for Mr. Gates and some others for taking some action, but it seems like marketing and self-protection. Quoting http://www.b-t.energy/unsolici... [www.b-t.energy]
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The lack of opportunity for the general public to work on environmental initiatives is disappointing. It would be great to see such leadership include a public engagement plan to make real projects happen first at small scale then up. The ideas, enthusiasm and effort must come from and benefit the average person.
To be fair to BEC/BEV, at least their club is doing something. It seems the public is disorganized and government is dysfunctional, preferring instead to argue over building big walls and making war.