Monday, September 28, 2009

Want to save the planet- grab the condoms!


The greenest technology available to us may not be solar panels, but instead contraception, according to a new report.

The study has been causing quite a stir, especially by people who missed the main point (not that we should put a cap on kids, but that we should provide family planning to people who want it).

"The $7 cost of abating a ton of CO2 using family planning compares with $24 for wind power, $51 for solar, $57-$83 for coal plants with carbon capture and storage, $92 for plug-in hybrid vehicles and $131 for electric vehicles." That's a heck of a lot of savings.
Read the article by Tara Lohan, AlterNet. here
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