Thursday, December 20, 2012

Something Positive

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A recent study at University of Delaware revealed good news for environmentalists.  According to the research, the United States could generate almost 100% of our power through renewables by 2030 at around the same cost as conventional power sources. 

This article from Common Dreams points out that Germany is already well on it's way to clean, green energy, already getting 25 percent of it's power from renewable sources such as wind and solar.  The article said Germans are puzzled that the United States is not looking to make such a change as well.  The author points out that "[n]ot only is the U.S. the wealthiest nation in the world" but that the idea is an American one that they adopted 40 years ago.  It was an idea gleaned from Jimmy Carter.  However, the push for clean energy was abandoned during the Reagan administration.

The good news is that it is possible to power our grid through cleaner means, such as solar and wind power.  The challenging news is that politicians and leaders in the U.S. don't seem very interested in it.  Perhaps with this study, there will be a new push for a greener grid.

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