Three to read: Phil Plait, Ariel Meadow Stal…

This week’s three publications to read are... Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy What’s it about? The universe, as interpreted by astronomer, mad scientist, and goat herder Phil Plait. Worth reading: “0g dancing, coal crossing over” Key line: “This is a fascinating — and quite honestly tremendously exciting — stat: Solar and wind power have dropped in price so much that we could replace nearly 75% of all coal-fired power plants and immediately save money for consumers. For most of the U.S., just operating and maintaining coal plants is now more expensive than installing solar/wind from scratch.”

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