George Dailey proclaims the solution to oil troubles (“The easiest solution to oil troubles? Electricity,” May 22). The operative sentence in his proclamation is “Altering how we choose to power autos will only bring about the big change in oil consumption. The easiest solution is to power cars with electricity generated by batteries.”
Even though the oft-quoted cliché “a little knowledge is dangerous” may be glossed over, one must ask Mr. Dailey, how does he think, in the first place, one goes about getting batteries, the source of his power to make his cars run on electricity?
One must also ask if those responsible at New Times even blinked an eyelash to question the content of the letter of Mr. Dailey, before giving it black ink, if that is the right technological term in this day and age of printing the award-winning weekly, distributed free of charge to the SLO County residents.
A while ago, this writer did urge on your letters page that the solution is to get out of one-person-one-car with living room comfort on wheels and into mass transportation. Demand the switch over to frequent and efficient mass transportation in each and every town on this Earth, not just the United States of America.