I’ve been hearing a lot about how green jobs will save our economy. I am hopeful about this country’s ability to bounce back. I was recently at a business conference that gave me a sense of the level of optimism that entrepreneurs have today. Many are worried and have real concerns with the drop in financing for small business loans. Also, many are optimistic that this is the time to become a better business through efficiency, productivity, and agility.
Some companies are looking at how to differentiate and compete in this tough economy. The trend has been toward sustainable practices. Customers are asking for green products and services. If your company can’t deliver, it won’t get paid.
Here is some news posted on Gangbox’s blog about green jobs in LA.
Measure B would reduce LADWP’s reliance on fossil fuels for electricity. Corcoran said that at present, at least three-quarters of the power that LADWP generates comes from fossil fuels. Nearly half of that comes from burning coals, the greatest contributor to climate change, air pollution and mercury pollution. Currently, the city of LA has solar panels capable of generating 13 megawatts. The entire state produces only 178 megawatts.
Business leaders must see the potential in leading the charge into the green opportunity. It is time to remake our county and our world to be healthy and sustainable. Businesses that do not work toward sustainability will not sustain their business.
I have a friend that owns an energy efficiency business, and I asked him about prop 7 and how it would affect his business. He said it would shut him down, it would shut down any residential solar installer business, and it would make electricity more expensive. I trust him, but I also wanted to delve deeper. Check out who opposes prop 7 here: http://www.noprop7.com/whoopposes7.html.
It seems that anyone that cares about the state’s resources, people and environment are listed here. They say that prop 7 could cause another energy crises. The proposition was drafted and sponsored by a billionaire from Arizona that doesn’t understand renewable energy, but has been influenced by greed, and does not reflect what California needs.
California needs a plan that rewards homeowners for producing excess energy with solar, wind, geo-thermal or biomass. The citizens can become a decentralized power plant that the utility does not have to build and maintain. The utilities should pay for electricity produced as anyone else does. The utility should get a market discount to account for the cost of distribution to those that do not produce their own energy, but the producers should get paid. It will diversify our production. It will stabilize our energy consumption, and secure ourselves in the case of a larger energy crisis.
Vote no on prop 7 to prevent a power grab from an out of state billionaire!
The War on Terror is the the cover for the real war; The War for the Petrodollar.
We have invaded Iraq because they stopped accepting dollars for oil. Saddam Hussein was toppled in order to set Iraq back on the track of the Petrodollar.
Iran is on the chopping block now because they are not accepting dollars for oil anymore. The nuclear arms scare is a cover for the real threat of destabilizing the American Oil Empire.
The dollar used to be backed by gold. Now the dollar is backed by oil through OPEC. That is why OPEC is allowed to exist, in order to prop up the dollar. If the dollar is not the standard currency for oil purchases, then the dollar will decline into just being a piece of wasted paper. That is what is happening now. Japan now buys oil from Iran with yen, not dollars. This means they can unload the dollars they’ve been holding onto, and a big release of currency will devalue the dollar.
Since America can’t force the whole world to use the dollar to buy oil we will see a decline of the petrodollar. As the dollar declines there will be more incentive for countries to use their own currency to purchase oil. Right now we are in the death throes of the petrodollar, and we will see additional desperate action from our American Empire.
As an American I hate to see any harm come to our economy, but we must face facts and get real. We’ve got to end the Petrodollar on our terms. The way to do it is to first back the dollar with precious metals as is described in our Constitution. Let’s get back to basics and have a real currency, not just funny money.
Also, we need to become energy independent with renewable resources. This way we are not locked into sending money to countries that don’t have good intentions for us. When we buy oil today, some of the money makes it into the hands of terrorists. So we are funding both sides of the war in Iraq. One side is paid by future generation through massive debt, and the other side is paid through the obscene gas prices we pay at the pump.
The rest of the oil money goes to the International Monetary Fund to pay for the debt relief of all the third world nations. We don’t owe the IMF anything. Let’s get off our asses and claim our independence!
Business must lead the way. That sounds ridiculous. It is not business that will lead, business will follow the people. The people that will be followed are those individuals with the vivid vision of the future. Not the future of next quarter, or next year, but the next 10, 15 or 30 years.
Those individuals that will lead are those with resources available to actualize their visions. Those people are business leaders. Those business leaders that carry the vision of a future where people breathe clean air, and drink clean water, where the poor are considered poor because they don’t own the luxuries such as platinum plated dimonds, but still have access to healthcare, good food and shelter and education will be the leading the businesses that succeed. Because of the growing access to information, and the growing global conversation, people are gaining the power to influence those that oppose the progress to a beautiful future.
The business leaders of the future are now used to the global conversation, and embrace it fully. They recognize the value of human life, and the dignity of nature. They understand that humans and nature are not seperate competing entitites, that we are children of nature, and that whatever we do is natural. Yet as children of nature we must face the consequences of our actions.
The improvement of energy storage is crucial in the development of an energy producing household. Here is some news and information about energy storage technology:
Forget biodiesel or ethanol, or even hydrogen. We need this technology now!