People in Spain have the right idea. They know that dead people can’t complain, and if they do complain, it really doesn’t matter all that much. From Wired:
Flat, open and sun-drenched land is so scarce in Santa Coloma that the graveyard was just about the only viable spot to move ahead with its solar energy program. The power the 462 panels produces – equivalent to the yearly use by 60 homes – flows into the local energy grid for normal consumption and is one community’s odd nod to the fight against global warming. “The best tribute we can pay to our ancestors, whatever your religion may be, is to generate clean energy for new generations. That is our leitmotif,” said Esteve Serret, director Conste-Live Energy, a Spanish company that runs the cemetery in Santa Coloma and also works in renewable energy.
It’s stuff like this that will either save our planet or cause the Zombie Rebellion. I’m fine with either of those.