Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating ... exciting ... even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL.
Now, in the path toward a prosperous and sustainable future, many would (with reason) call for shedding excess, for recognizing constraints and choosing conservation over consumption. The reality of the world that we live in is that there is much consumerism, much expenditure on what might be considered 'frivolity' and luxuries. Today's Energy COOL item might outrage some even as it potentially provides a path for reducing damage done by something intruding on beach reveries of many around the world. EcoWatercraft has developed an electric jet ski ... far from a core climate solution, but perhaps a solution to a real set of problems.
EcoWatercraft lays out seven reasons for "why electric" that echo reasons for electrifying transit and, well, why I have an electric lawn mower (around for when the push mower just won't do the trick) that range from reduced maintenance costs to reduced environmental impact (due to zero (direct) emissions, no gasoline into the water, reduced noise, etc ...). Consider this.
Jet skis are one of the top pollutants to water in the United States. It was estimated in 2001 that air pollution from Jet skis imposes at least 240 million dollars a year in healthcare costs to Americans. Nearly no noise, no gasoline in the water, reducing health care impacts ... this is starting to look like good. (Of course, we'll have people arguing that there will be more accidents as people won't hear the roar of the jet ski and thus will get hit rather than diver out of the way ...) As one who has had idyllic walks with the kids blasted by roars from distant jet skis, EcoWatercraft has come along with a truly Energy COOL (even if not critical) item for the globe's beach resorts. Hat tip to Good Clean Tech.
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