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  •  ???? (0+ / 0-)

    start making renewables a better choice.

    Where?

    On teevee?

    In politics?

    Where would you suggest we start?

    The American Television and Newspaper Mainstream Media = Private, For Profit Corporate Information Service Monopoly

    by o the umanity on Fri May 14, 2010 at 02:08:52 PM PDT

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    •  One way is to tax oil and to subsidize renewables (1+ / 0-)
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      •  of course! (0+ / 0-)

        What I meant was, who's going to "make it happen"?

        This administration? Are they actually talking about doing such things?

        The American Television and Newspaper Mainstream Media = Private, For Profit Corporate Information Service Monopoly

        by o the umanity on Fri May 14, 2010 at 02:35:19 PM PDT

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      •  The problem is it's squeezing the problem (0+ / 0-)

        at the small end and not touching the real problem which is transportation. That's what we need to focus on and what no one wants to touch because of the touchy state of the auto industry and jobs.

        President Obama is the best moderate Republican president in my lifetime. kasandra.us

        by KS Rose on Fri May 14, 2010 at 03:04:54 PM PDT

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        •  I agree. (0+ / 0-)

          Lots of transportation has to do with people commuting or traveling for their job, and more work could probably be done at home, or by visioconference etc... Besides, goods could be produced locally. Commerce is organized on the basis of almost free transportation. Make transportation more expensive and the system will reajust.

          Of course this goes against big interests and will be achieved gradually, if ever.

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