Friday, May 21, 2010

Sustainability and Keeping the Oil prices down

As the oil leaks through the BP drilled well the world waits and watches the environmental consequences of this source of energy. We wonder if there is a better way?
Oil prices dipped this week and bring short term good news for the consumer as they fill gas this summer. There is a hidden message in these events. Price goes down when demand goes down.
So how do we as consumer keep the demand down or eliminate the demand? Conservation helps reduce demand and green power sources such as wind, solar and land based geothermal shift the demand to better choices.
Let us think long range and invest in our future by supporting the financing incentives to spread the costs over the life of these options. When you build a traditional power plant the capital cost is spread over 30 - 40 years. Why not use the same term and give the opportunity to install wind, solar etc? Low interest rates are right now available. Let us not miss this opportunity.
Are the community leaders ready to take this opportunity to make their Village and Town Green.


At 12:57 PM, Blogger Cerami said...

Many of us agree wholeheartedly that it is time to act to make our communities greener and more sustainable. Unfortunately most towns and cities believe that if they are recycling bottles and retrofitting some buses, they've done enough. The only way administrators will buck the current system and look for viable alternatives is when green citizens start attending civic meetings, demanding specifics be put into place, and track results.

At 2:05 PM, Blogger ram shrivastava said...

Thanks for the comment that goes to the heart of the Energy issue.
We the people, need to act and not wait for the government to think green and then act.
Sustainability of small communities depends on community citizens to start the green and grass route involvement.
It is our economic future that is at stake.


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