Monday, February 13, 2012

Ending Oil use

Charlie and I just gave a keynote address to the annual meeting of the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Educators.  What a great bunch of people!  While there, I picked up a copy of Michael Brune's "Coming Clean:  Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal" which I read on the way back.  Good read.

A factoid (as of 2010):  "Germany receives as much sunshine annually as Nome, Alaska, yet's it's become the world's top producer of solar energy".

Read that again!

C'mon US, let's get it together and put solar panels on urban roofs, not the desert.  Let's eliminate subsidies for oil and gas exploration and subsidize solar electric production.  Let's mandate higher fleet mileage in the  future and help companies develop the technology to get us there.  We can do it.  We just have to want to!

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