Obama and Energy
we running out of energy?
Are the days of cheap oil over?
Will Obama provide tax incentives that favor a green economy?
incentives that encourage the development of practical solar applications?
We are at a cross roads in human
history. One fork leads us down a dead end path and the other leads us toward
energy independence. We can promote energy independence, or we can be controlled
by the businesses that control energy.
the mid 1980�s the solar energy industry was brought down to almost nothing as the Reagan
administration killed all the tax incentives that were then fueling the solar
sector. Will congress restore the tax breaks? Only time will tell. Even if they
do, it will take a huge effort to move them away from their corporate sponsors
toward the less corporate renewables. We can no longer depend on an a government
controlled by large corporations to lead us into a sustainable economy. The
renewable energy industry must stand on it�s own without the kind of subsidies
given to coal and oil corporations.
Will the solar energy sector be able to weather the recession as more people look for ways to save money? For the long term, I am sure solar, wind and other renewable energy businesses will survive as they become competitive with fossil fuels industries but will they flourish in time to bring about peace and prosperity and harmony to a species in it�s eleventh hour. Listen to what Leonardo DiCaprio has to say about the eleventh hour...
Congressman Steve Israel speaks
the future of a possible "green economy"