- Location: CA - 90035
- Marching Since: August 24, 2006
- Impact: 2 marchers
- Marchers in Bonnie Raitt's zip code: 165
The best way to solve the problem of global warming, and to secure our political, economic and ecological future, is to develop green power to its full potential. Far from being an impractical, pipe dream solution for some point down the line, alternative energies are already taking off with great success. Wind power is a booming $10 billion-per-year business, growing at 25-35%/year. It is the cheapest form of new electrical generation, and the fastest to build. Solar panels, power towers, parabolic trough collectors and green architectural designs have also come of age, and are also hugely profitable. Bio-fuels like ethanol and soy diesel are also expanding, though in the long term they will come from perennials like switchgrass, poplar trees and hemp rather than food crops like corn and soy. Ocean thermal, geothermal, wave energy, tide energy and other renewable sources are all booming ahead, along with increased efficiency. By contrast, oil and natural gas prices are through the roof. The health and environmental impacts of coal are unacceptable. Nuclear power plants are the ultimate terrorist target, aside from being ludicrously expensive, dangerous, and creating unmanageable waste. Green Power is the way out of this mess… let's hook it up!
If you're interested in a tangible vision of all this, you might check out SOLARTOPIA! OUR GREEN-POWERED EARTH, A.D.2030, at www.harveywasserman.com.