08/30/2005: Keeping Up with the Yang-Chou Jones'
Check out this article: Asleep at the energy switch, by Neal Pierce (Seattle Times), advocating some ideas for how our states and communities can do more for improving 1) energy-efficiency measures, 2) green roofs and 3) local cogeneration of electricity to keep in step with...
"... our new super-competitor — China. Growing pell-mell, it is already one of the world's leading polluters and faces immense environmental challenges.
But the Chinese will start their first offshore wind-power complex next year; they're building the world's largest tidal-energy project; they're implementing auto-fuel standards more stringent than the United States. On top of all that, they've undertaken a massive solar-energy program, according to the Web site worldchanging.com.
By the end of 2010, Beijing expects all Chinese cities to reduce their buildings' energy use by 50 percent, and by 2020, 65 percent.
What a fresh breeze of inventive, common-sense thinking, and relief from official Washington's energy myopia and toadying up to the special interests!
Karen on 08.30.05 @ 03:09 PM CST