I haven’t always agreed with Gen. Marvin Covault, and have said so previously here in The Pilot. But he’s right with his concerns about the amount of assets required to achieve energy independence.
Every time I pass one of those vast acreages converted into an array of solar panels I ask myself, “Why aren’t they 10 or so feet higher off the ground?” Their shadow on the ground beneath them seems to have little effect on the ability for grass to grow.
The whole world is going to eventually face food shortages, just based on population growth and habitat loss alone. In my humble opinion, cattle or other stock could be grazing, and with creative modification of farm implements, crops could be planted and cultivated.
Gary O. Ostlund, Pinehurst