You Want Solar Power & Wind Farms? Or Toxic Coal & Oil? Your Voice Counts!

Via on Aug 25, 2012
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Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.

Yet… solar technology produces less than one tenth of one percent of global energy demand.

U.S. wind resources could power the nation 10 times over. Good news: Wind provided 35 percent of all new U.S. electricity generation capacity between 2007 to 2010, according to the American Wind Energy Association.  And each year, U.S. wind installations will save the nation over 20 billion gallons of water that would otherwise be withdrawn for steam or cooling in conventional power plants.

But for the most part, we’re addicted to dirty energy.  We need to move faster on renewables like solar and wind.

Your Voice Counts! Sign this petition from EcoWatch telling Congress to expedite renewable energy.

Then share this far and wide with your friends.

“Sustainability is another word for justice—for what is just is sustainable, & what is unjust is not.” ~ Matthew Fox

 

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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7 Responses to “You Want Solar Power & Wind Farms? Or Toxic Coal & Oil? Your Voice Counts!”

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  3. JakeyM says:

    I agree, but we all need to realise that adding Solar on their house is an asset that will increase the long term valuation of their residence if / when they choose to sell. With the environment the way it is going we simply cannot ignore any item that provides free electricity at no cost to both the shopper and more importantly the world!

  4. Steve says:

    That's a great point JakeyM, not to forget that we're also insuring ourselves against a future where the source of electricity is becoming ever more uncertain. Here in the UK we're franticly addressing this with government incentives. For example, the Green Deal in Nottingham is trying to reduce carbon emissions by providing cheap finance to home owners in exchange for improving the energy efficiency of their properties.

  5. felipekj says:

    Hello Lynn, I like to discuss these topics related to renewable energy and solar energy.
    It would be great if we could find great web pages such as this with ease, regrettably that's not what happens often.
    Really great article.
    Thanks.

  6. Tony says:

    Looks like you're just down the road from me, Steve!

    I'm starting to get the feeling that the green deal is finally gaining a little momentum here in Derby, where for the last year or two banging the green deal drum hasn't been particularly fruitful. It'll be great when we finally get there.

  7. Dan Craig says:

    We really need to embrace cleaner energy solutions like solar power. There is still a cost barrier that holds a lot of consumers back. It still needs to be more affordable for average joe.

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