"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" - Native American Proverb
An interesting little article from Seattle on the choices in hand drying. Just goes to show you how complicated some of these things can be.Live SustainablyDave
Connect the dots,
America needs to stay FOCUSED, AWARE and EDUCATED.History reminds us that every time oil prices peak and the North American market/consumers start to discuss alternative energy sources, the oil exporting countries start to trim down their prices. History also tells us that the oil exporting nations have been very successful in the past and in fact, we have lost our enthusiasm and dropped many of our alternative energy initiatives after oil prices are reduced. WE need to stay focused this time.1) Al Gore and his energy initiative is on course.2) T. Boone Pickens and his wind power initiative is on course.3) The BG Automotive Group mass production electric vehicle program is on course along with renewable solar energy charging option.4) Richard Branson from the UK is on course w/his environmental programs..5) The Gas Reduction Act of 2008 might not be the most environmentally sound solution, but yet it shows that Congress has finally realized that we have an energy crisis (again), and a real threat to our national security. The continued dependence on foreign oil is a threat to our long term democratic values. We must become an energy independent nation, and with this, some sacrifices will have to be made by the American consumer.Be aware!!We are exporting approximately USD $700 Billion dollars per year of U.S. currency. The majority of this money is being transferred to the Trillion dollar “sovereign wealth funds”. This is USD $700 Billion not being spent on America’s educational system, health care and security.The “sovereign wealth funds” are directly buying major interests (large blocks of stock) in U.S. companies, including most of the major banks. Also, billions of dollars of “sovereign wealth fund” money is being invested in our hedge funds, private equity firms, and the investment banking industry. A few of these firms are directly and indirectly investing large sums of money into our “gas combustion” automobile industry. Do we want our auto industry in the direct or indirect control of the firms that are supplying us oil? This is an interesting topic for an investigative reporter. There are automotive consulting companies in Michigan (heart of our auto industry), lobbying States and our Federal Government, NOT to subsidize the Electric Vehicle industry. The latter seems to be contradictory to what the American public would like to see from our automobile industry. After the billions (excess of $20 billion) the automotive companies have lost in the past 6 months producing gas combustion vehicles, you would think they too would change course. Changing course is not adding 2-4 miles per gallon w/Hybrids. Drastic measures in our auto industry must take place and NOW!Do not let the temporary reduction in oil prices push us off course….AGAIN.Read, Read, Read- Stay on top of the issues. Let’s not be fooled again.STAY FOCUSED, AWARE and EDUCATED!
Thanks Anonymous. I think your last sentance sums it up completely. Stay informed.On the T Boone Pickens front I was just reading that his prop he is pushing in California to support natural gas powered vehicles may actually hurt other alt fueled vehicles out there. I love what he is saying about big wind, but as always, we need to do our homework and make sure there aren't other consequences of all these plans as we move forward.ThanksDave
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