Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Renewables, No War Required
In a conversation with Rush Limbaugh today, President Bush stated a few reasons for continuing the war in Iraq. He fears that if extremists take control in that part of the world, the price of oil could skyrocket or that oil shipments might be disrupted. His words convey a lack of faith in our ability to implement renewable energy solutions. In reality, everything we currently do with oil can be done in another way, and often in a better way. The technology is already in place, and it will only improve with time. While there are multiple reasons for being at war, we can and should eliminate this one. If I could say just four words to President Bush, I’d paraphrase one of the mantra’s of the wind-power community; “Renewables, No War Required”.