Ok… see if you can connect the dots between astronauts who have looked back at earth from space… and solar energy.
Edgar Mitchell gives the answer about 14 and a half minutes into this short film… the “Overview Effect”.
This article reveals problems hidden within the current way utilities price electricity to their customers.
It’s another “big picture” perspective from the folks at Rocky Mountain Institute. Read the entire article for more about net metering and retail electricity pricing.
One thing you CAN do to help create a more sustainable world… don’t give them your money. Check out Go Fossil Free.
And here’s a good article about the movement to divest from fossil fuels from Mother Earth News: Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Growing Movement.
Interested in learning more about renewable energy for life? Visit the Fafco Solar website.
In case you missed it…
Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders at the UN Climate Summit last week with bold statements such as:
“We need to put a price tag on carbon emissions and eliminate government subsidies for oil, coal and gas companies.”
For more goodies like that, watch his whole 4 minute speech here:
It makes me happy and hopeful to see so many people understanding the problem, and more importantly, doing something about it… like marching in the streets of NYC.
And for extra credit, read what I wrote 14 years ago(!) regarding the same issue. http://www.gosolarenergyforlife.com/three-problems-with-oil/
Solar energy is growing faster than most people realize but for some “strange reason” (read: fear of disrupting the existing power structure), solar energy isn’t getting the media exposure it deserves. I see evidence everyday of a skyrocketing switch to a renewable energy economy. Here’s another article to that effect.
Germany is a world leader not only in implementing renewable energy, but also in the reliability of it’s electric grid. Just in case you’ve heard talk about solar and wind energy being unreliable, Germany has one of the most reliable electric grids in the world… far better than the USA’s… thanks in part to solar and wind.
Read the whole story here in the Climate Progress.
I guess I’m not the only person who thinks about solar energy on the 4th of July.
I received an email titled: “How Much Room Do We Need To Supply The Entire World With Solar Electric?” on the 4th.
Check it out… the answer will surprise you.
Oh… the answer to MY question… PERSONAL FREEDOM.