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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/
I enjoyed these thoughts on climate change in the The New York Times that Thomas Friedman dug up a few weeks ago.
Hope you enjoy them, too.
I remember there was a brief span of time, somewhere within the past forty years, when solar energy was a quiet and peaceful… predictable… sometimes a down right boring business to be involved in.
Not so today. Now it’s a crazy roller coaster ride. So, I figure… might as well have some fun.
Here’s just a small sample of what’s going on these days.
Look! No hands!
Give Fafco Solar a call if you want to get in on the solar energy fun!
You like to save money, right? Buy less gas? Do less harm? Of course you do!
Well, here’s my favorite report from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) on energy efficient transportation. Although written in 2005, it’s still relevant… and you may learn a few helpful tricks. Enjoy!
To read entire report click on the above photo!
If you’re interested in driving down your electric bill, Fafco Solar can help. Just give us a call at 239-574-1500.
In this article by David Roberts of Grist, solar panels are compared to cell phones… “Who would have believed 10 years ago that traditional wire line telephone customers could economically ‘cut the cord’?” The same could eventually happen with your connection to your utility.
As a supplier of distributed energy* to home owners and small businesses in SW Florida and the Tampa Bay area, and as one who strives to empower “the people”… this is music to my ears. Wanna dance?
*I feel compelled to include the definition of distributed energy because the term is used a lot, and yet I believe most people don’t know what it means.
Yup, our local utility, FPL, is the largest US producer of renewable energy. Not many people know that. One important item to keep in mind as you read the article below: NextEra Energy = FPL.
Ready to send a “Dear John” letter to your utility? Fafco Solar can help you fall in love with the sun!
(You can also read my Oct 2, 2009 blog for more about loving the sun.)
On March 28, Earth Policy Institute released interesting Data Highlights confirming US gasoline consumption has been on the decline since 2007.
Some of the current trends supporting this:
- A car fleet that is shrinking.
- A general reduction in driving.
- An improvement in fuel efficiency.
Times are changing. The younger generation is welcoming mass transit and car-sharing, and their time is spent cruising the Internet not the streets. The baby boomers are starting to retire and some are hanging up their keys.
Technology for vehicles is changing too! Fuel efficiency is improving. The day is already here where you can drive your car powered by the sun!
Let Fafco Solar show you how to use solar energy!
An interesting question, indeed – all of our energy from renewables.
Everyone has opinions. Few have enough facts. Time will tell.
Can you think of any other time when groups of people said something was impossible… and then it happened?
1. Many studies confirm how the combination of renewable sources can truly meet our energy needs.
2. It makes it easier if we rethink what we employ renewable energy for and how it actually improves lives.
3. There are reports showing renewables, like the wind and solar, outpacing ordinary energy sources – in both investment money and capacity growth.
To find out more, read the entire post on: Focusing on Facts: Can We Get All of Our Energy From Renewables? Comment below to share your thoughts.
Let’s Make It Happen!
If you have questions on how my company, Fafco Solar, can assist you with your solar needs feel free to call (239) 574-1500.
Posted on EcoWatch last month, the Sierra Club has said they’re going to engage in peaceful civil disobedience for the first time in their 120 year history to stop the tar sands…
Learn how the Sierra Club, for the first time in its 120 year history, is ready to take it a step further!
The tide continues to turn, I’d love to hear your feedback below.