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Forum Post: What Happened To The Green Revolution?

Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 5:35 a.m. EST by GypsyKing (8708)
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When Barrak Obama was elected everyone was expecting a revolution in green technology to transform the planet and revitalize the American economy.

The necessity of renewable energy is greater now than the day he was elected. Public investment in solar, wind and tidal energy - and in electric transportation powered from renewable sources, along with mass transportaion, are more vital now than ever.

The employment crisis could be ended tomorrow if we simply went ahead with this huge transformation of our society to renewable energy, and paid for it by recouping the money stolen through bank and corporate fraud that silenced this green movement.

In the same way that mobilization for WWII ended the great depression, so mobilization to save the planet could end the new depression. We must not lose sight of these facts, and not rest until they this program is realized.



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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23740) 11 years ago

It's happening. It's just happening in China. Sadly, they are way ahead of us.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 11 years ago

This is inevitably the way of the future, and if we allow China to take this field from us too than we really are going to be checkmated.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23740) 11 years ago

Sadly, the folks in this country with money like to make fast money and can't see how working for the benefit of the environment will help us down the road.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 11 years ago

I know. We really are being led by the disenlightened, and they are destroying a once promising nation. So horribly sad.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23740) 11 years ago

Have you seen this post. Pardon me if I already sent it to you. I think it is very interesting.


[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 11 years ago

Thanks. I haven't seen it yet, but I will.

[-] 0 points by Kirby (104) 11 years ago

Solyndra, along with a half dozen other of Obamas pals companies, have been given billions, and are now bankrupt. Gee, that was a good "investment".

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 11 years ago

It pales next to the orgy of corporate and military contract fraud of the Bush Administration, which is why we are where we are today. The point is we must keep our eyes on facts rather than begging the question and trying to turn this all into infighting and hate, hate, hate.

[-] -1 points by Kirby (104) 11 years ago

Youre right. Plenty of blame to go around government.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 11 years ago

And More for the Corporations attempting to create a defacto international goverment for themselves, at the expense of anyone and everyone but themselves.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 11 years ago

Van Jones, who was leading the way in the Obama administration for green energy and jobs was hounded out of office by the right wing. Obama's agenda on green energy was likewise stymied by them and their massive propaganda machine.

The right's attempts to paint the failure of Solyndra, less that 1.9% of the Government's otherwise overwhelmingly successful investment that year in green energy, even now works to put a damper on green initiatives by the government, and the hysteria of the completely manufactured debt crisis makes discretionary spending more difficult. Exxon and the rest of the 1% are doing everything they can to maintain oil and coal profits, and are sparing no expense or dirty trick to keep those profits.

Despite all that, the US STILL made $56 billion in clean energy investment last year. It's not nearly enough. But considering the rabid dogs at the door, attacking anything that would help regular people and the planet, that would help create jobs, it is better than expected.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 11 years ago

Thank You!

Man I love it when some truth slips through the troll net around here! Those who believe their is NO difference between Dems. and Repubs. are believing exactly what the 1% want them to, leading them to essentally give up, rather than get politically engaged.

Is mainstream political engagement the solution? No, just part of it, but a damned necessary part.

[-] 0 points by America921 (161) 11 years ago

It died in the 90's. Where have you been????

JK I really don't care just thought I would make a joke.

But I will say this Green technology will not take off until it is cheaper than oil. Simple economics.

[-] 0 points by FreeDiscussion1 (109) 11 years ago

The Pet Rock, Boy George, Going Green, OWS,, they just come and go.