Renewable energy technologies have made outstanding progress in the last decade. Solar panels and wind turbines have become massively more efficient. In many locations, some forms of renewable energy are cost competitive. And yet…just as these exciting changes are taking place, many advocates are shifting their focus to an issue disconnected from the fundamental environmental goals: distributed generation.
It’s the stereotype that we’ve never quite been able to shake: the fat American. The adults who hit up a fast-food drive-thru at least once a day to scarf down burgers and fries. Or the kids who fill up on candy and guzzle soda like water.