Monday, January 19, 2009

As Obama Assumes Leadership of the Nation, Hawaii Is Poised to Be Green Energy Example

This is the quintessential photo from the 2008 campaign as far as Hawaii Energy Options is concerned – Obama on the stump in Bend, Oregon, talking about his $150 billion commitment to green energy development.

On the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration, we add our best wishes to Hawaii's favorite son and his Administration and link back to a couple posts from last year – our apocryphal “talk story” with the candidate and a suggestion for the Obama transition team.

Here’s another photo from last year, the memory of which we hope brings President Obama and his family back to the islands early and often:

1 comment:

BeyondGreen said...

We are pouring billions into bail outs of iffy situations. We need to pour at least a few of those billion in investing in America becoming more energy independent and the utilization of alternative energy sources. Nothing would benefit our society in the long run more than investing in it's energy independence. We need to utilize everything in out power to reduce our dependence on foreign oil including using our own natural resources.OPEC will continue to cut production until they achieve their desired 80-100. per barrel. The high cost of fuel this past year seriously damaged our economy and society. Oil is finite. We are using oil globally at the rate of 2X faster than new oil is being discovered. China and India will put an estimated additional 3 million vehicles on their highways by 2010 further depleting the supply. We need to take some of these billions in bail out bucks and bail ourselves out of our dependence on foreign oil.It would cost the equivalent of 60 cents a gallon to charge and drive an electric car. The electricity to charge the car could come from solar or wind generated electricity. If all gasoline cars, trucks, and SUV's instead had plug-in electric drive trains, the amount of electricity needed to replace gasoline is about equal to the estimated wind energy potential of the state of North Dakota Jeff Wilson has a really good new book out called The Manhattan Project of 2009 Energy Independence Now. He explores our uses of oil besides gasoline, our depletion, out reserves and stores as well as viable options to replace oil.Oil is finite, it will run out in the not too distant future. WE need to take some of these billions in bail out bucks and bail America out of it's dependence on foreign oil. The historic high price of gas this past year did serious damage to our economy and society. WE should never allow others to have that much power over our economy again. I wish every member of congress would read this book too.