12 July 2007

Is this how to bust Big Oil ?

In order for progress to occur in today's American capitalism, profit must be present. In order to compete with the scum of K Street, renewable energies have to blow away the profit margins of our fossil fuel economy. It's just a shame that nobody seems interested in a study like that, or...um.....like, one of them librul media outlets would hafta...whoa. Holy shit, dude:

Renewable energy 10 times cheaper

Amsterdam/Brussels, 6th July 2007: Investing in a renewable electricity future will save 10 times the fuel costs of a 'business as usual' fossil-fuelled scenario, saving $180 billion USD annually and cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030, according to a joint report by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) released today. (1)

A powerful economic argument for a shift in global investments towards renewable energy (including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and bio energy), within the next 23 years, and away from dangerous coal and nuclear power. The report gives the financial rationale for Greenpeace's "Energy [R]evolution," a blueprint for how to cut global CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, while maintaining global economic growth (2).

It's a Greenpeace press release, so you can be certain that if there is anything the slightest bit off with these numbers, the anti-earth crowd will howl. In fact, they will howl either way, making shit up to debunk the alternative energy movement. But even if these numbers are exaggerated by 300%, it is still worth it.

Boise Thomas makes a great point (in his Bookin' DVD) for actors when they have to justify going after this ridiculous dream of making a living at doing what we love. Tell Aunt Tilly that you chose to enter into the second largest industry in the world: marketing. Second only to oil.

Change is beautiful.

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