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Just as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would be very expensive. If we start later, we'll have to pay a catch-up premium.

You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it.

"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & health, and stabilize climate." - physicist Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Waste not, want not, with "Cradle to Cradle" design

With "Cradle to Cradle" design, every waste product is raw material for the next process.

Walmart's goal: use 100% renewable energy by the year 2020

"Our goal to be supplied 100% by renewable energy is the right goal and marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful." — Wal Mart President & CEO Mike Duke

Category:Clean Energy
US:  The Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.   A vast untapped resource.

The U.S. is sitting on a vast, untapped reserve of cheap, clean energy: the energy lost every day to leakage, outdated infrastructure and old habits. We are the Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.

They'll blame us not for what we use, but what we waste.

Future generations "will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted." —Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.

The Google business plan: fully invest in renewable & green energy

“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick Needham, Google Director of Energy and Sustainability.

Category:Clean Energy
The cheapest carbon =  the carbon we don't burn.

"The cheapest carbon to remove from the atmosphere, is the carbon we don't put there in the first place."

The best job creators: clean energy & energy efficiency companies

‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that strongly enough.’ – John Kerry, Secretary of State.

Category:Clean Energy
Tax carbon! Can restaurants throw their thrash into the street?

Fossil fuel industry is the only industry on earth throwing its waste out for free. If you run a restaurant, you have to pay someone to cart away your garbage. - inspired by Bill McKibben

Not one "silver bullet"...instead, "silver buckshot"

There's no one "silver bullet" that can solve our energy and climate challenge in one shot. Instead, it's going to take a lot of little bullets -- "silver buckshot" -- which together can pack the same wallop and get the job done.

Variation for hunters: Think buckshot, rather than a single 30-aught-six slug.

No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.

Meatless Monday: Every journey starts with a single step

The task of reducing carbon emissions seems enormous, but every journey starts with a single step. You can reduce your carbon emissions by incorporating a meatless meal into your weekly schedule.

Hey USA!  Let's win the 'Clean Energy Race!'

It's the Olympics. USA has a chance to win gold in the Clean Energy Race event. Unfortunately, she is falling behind other countries.

Category:Clean Energy
Heads up!  Keep sewer pumps above rising sea.

In New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive planning.

Fossil Fuel: not free market, it's free loading market on our health

'Right now it is now a free market. It is a free loading market. The fossil fuel industry is free loading on our health.' — Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of civil & environmental engineering at Stanford University and director of its Atmosphere and Energy Program.

Energy democracy: Power in your hands.

Little House on the Prairie families were resourceful and self-reliant. Today's smart power grids and solar PV will democratise electricity and free us from behemoth energy utilities.

Category:Clean Energy