David Roberts+ Your Authors @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for vox.com/ about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Apr. 03, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Electric airplanes look to be one of those clean energy techs that go from Impossible to Inevitable in the comparative blink of an eye.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-26/canada-seaplane-operator-harbour-air-plans-electric-engine-flight?srnd=premium 

Yeah, yeah, I know these are just small planes. Oh, and regional/short-hop planes now too:  https://www.aviationcv.com/aviation-blog/2019/harbour-air-electric-aircraft 

Perhaps you think big electric planes are impossible. But really, anyone who feels confident about what clean energy Can't Possibly Do should go back and read what VSPs were saying on that score 2, 5, 10, or 20 years ago. (Spoiler: there were wrong. Every time.)


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