Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cut 25% is the call...

I admit, I haven't had time to sit down and figure out the President Elect's new Energy Program. Aside from some whining that we're supporting monopolistic renewable projects, I think most of us would agree we're headed in a much better direction than we have been.

I have seen people returning to showrooms, test driving trucks and SUV's, still wishing for a cheap energy economy. My friends, it's wishful at best. The inevitable is... well, inevitable. And I've always told those closest to me that there's more to the picture than we see. Consider how much gas and oil we've taken out of the ground. What has displaced these spaces. Does removing oil from the ground create a larger issue for moving tectonic plates, much like removing the fluid from your knee makes it hurt like hell...? One of those things that makes you go 'Arsenio' (where's he these days ?).

I don't have a beef. I have a mission. My mission is to personally sell a MW of commercial solar this year. That's my goal, and I intend to do it through a wide mix of 30-200kW systems to people and companies that are committed to be a part of the solution, rather than sit around being part of the problem. There is such a huge opportunity for companies still earning profits to avoid taxes and claim some portion of energy independence. Some are paid back through avoided costs and tax benefits, in as little as four years. Others as long as ten. Yet the real thing to consider is that we're already paying for electricity. It's not going to get any cheaper. And, when in the past have we ever had an opportunity to own a portion of our power generation - ourselves ?

So, to any of you reading this who think we should complain at any portion of Obama's new energy program - think again. It's the best we've had in our lifetime. It's far better than the fossil fools that have been running the place. And, it's applicable to a good portion of the population, enabling methods of freedom many of us never understood before. Do me a favor... tell others, we can do this. Tell them, there is hope. Ask them, invest in companies that are part of this shift. Show them, you are a part of it too. Together, we can all make a big difference. And it's important to include the bicycle in our transportation considerations. I have my document tube on order to allow me to carry building plans with me on my BF Speeding tikit. So for now, get on your bikes and ride. See you out there on my mine, of course...

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