Was thinking today about how confusing the march to decentralized energy has been for me. The idea that rooftop solar is now so cheap and yet people are hesitant to adopt is leaving my brain in tatters. Freedom from half the most annoying facts of life is within reach, people are essentially being PAID to take these first steps to that freedom, and yet the wider public resists. The technology of the Information Age gave us the ability to act in personal/local/state/national self-interest on energy while still advancing the interests of the whole. At the same time it's given entrenched interests an equally powerful tool to confuse the masses as to what's actually in their best interest. We've been so deeply programmed to believe anything in the interest of broader society will come at a personal cost that we can't see simple truths in front of us. People who post on here seem to have a decent idea of our energy future, but I don't think we fully appreciate there's never been a time in human history where pushing for energy/resource policy in your own interest has also almost universally benefited the whole. Pretty amazing to think we've just passed that point in the last few years. Coming together on American renewable energy policy will end up being the lever that gets us out of this 40-50 year post-WWII self-centered rut. That's pretty exciting. I hope we can all find clarity around what's in our self-interest before we blow ourselves up in the transition.