58 Million U.S. Dollars to Alternative Energy Publicity/Picketing, No Dollars to Research&Developers?Submitted by esaruoho on July 12, 2008 - 23:13
The billionaire Texas oilman T Boone Pickens today unveiled a $58m PR campaign aimed at convincing Americans to replace petrol with natural gas and wind.
The Pickens Plan, as the 80-year old has dubbed his effort, would involve an estimated $1tn government investment to substitute wind for the 22% of US electricity now derived from natural gas.
The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics but it is not the path to knowledge.
It has no place in the evidence of science.
Written by Jan Lundberg
Thursday, 20 July 2006
Ecovillages and isotherms
CUTTING OUT FOSSIL FUELS BY BUILDING COMMUNITY
The urgent need to slash today's extreme consumption of fossil fuels is not a numbers game, nor is it a matter of degree. Rather, it is a matter of reduction in kind.
We cannot break our hyper-addiction to our fossil-fuelled economy of hyper-consumption incrementally, or gradually, or by means of some pain-free twelve-step program. We have to go cold turkey wherever we can. Right now. We have to begin by taking a good hard look at every single thing we do - at every single thing we have, at every single thing we want. Then we have to start the hard job of cutting out every single thing we can do without. http://i.am/jah/environ.htm