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Forum Post: Why isn't the GA talking about renewable energy in the demands?

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 12:38 p.m. EST by spicedoubt (3)
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Why isn't the GA talking about renewable energy in the demands? The reason why we are still drilling for fossil fuels is because of corporate greed. The oil and gas industry has been buying up congress more than any other industry. Big Pharma is right behind. Protecting what little non-tainted environment we have left should be at the top of the list. Why isn't this being addressed? And how do I get this question to the GA?

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[-] 3 points by sudoname (1001) from Berkeley, CA 2 years ago

The movement is attacking the root cause, corporate greed.

[-] 2 points by thadood (9) 2 years ago

I'd love to see solar cells on top of every building.

[-] 2 points by spicedoubt (3) 2 years ago

If we are forming a new democracy, a new, better, safer and cleaner country, we need to have green renewable energy discussions.

[-] 1 points by Cantoffie (17) 2 years ago

The root reason that it is not on any agenda is because of Oil and Coal companies installing corporate money into the government.

We want no more corporate money in government. Let the Solar lobyists have the same power as the oil and coal lobyists, as well as the coca cola lobyists, as well as the glass bottle lobyists. No corporation should have more sway because of size. It should be the Idea that the company has that truely wins.

And the Idea that wins should have no garuntee of consistant future use either.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

i agree totally. we need a deep and detailed exploration of all the issues, we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work. being in the streets is just a way to imagine we are doing something important while avoiding that work. https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150409084095833

[-] 1 points by MarieM (8) 2 years ago

It isn't being addressed because the corporations have the politicians in their pockets. There is no more common sense in America!

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 2 years ago

Plants make much better use of solar energy than silicon panels. Look-up chlorophyll.

[-] 1 points by Cantoffie (17) 2 years ago

Green Roofs on wal mart?

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 2 years ago

lol, That's not exactly what I meant.

[-] 1 points by Cantoffie (17) 2 years ago

Well we do need a vast change in direction in the way buildings are built in North america... In all seriousness.

Im a Architect in Canada, I see some excellent cases where a big box store incorporates density, green building practices, and awareness of surroundings, Canadian Tire for example. But Wal-mart is not the case.

What I said originally was a joke, but with more purpose. llol

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 2 years ago

I'm all for better city planning. Ever heard of Lewis Mumford?

[-] 1 points by Cantoffie (17) 2 years ago

Yes, A great man.

More relevant to this era, ever heard of James Howard Kunstler? Watch his talk below, Very funny as well as informative and he offers a perception on the overall street scape of the areas of America that "Are not even worth fighting for"

http://blog.ted.com/2007/04/20/james_howard_ku_1/

[-] 1 points by littleg (452) 2 years ago

We have to prioritize the issues with urgent concern that's all. All issues are not the table.

[-] 1 points by easygoingdogparade (6) from New York, NY 2 years ago

The forum says "Notice: You must now sign up sign up for an account before posting." But I already signed up and am logged in. What am I missing?

[-] 1 points by thadood (9) 2 years ago

Same thing here.

[-] 1 points by spicedoubt (3) 2 years ago

If we are forming a new democracy, a new, better, safer and cleaner country, we need to have green renewable energy discussions.