"Here's what we can do - now: we can make an immediate and large strategic investment to put people to work replacing 19th-century energy technologies that depend on dangerous and expensive carbon-based fuels with 21st-century technologies that use fuel that is free forever: the sun, the wind and the natural heat of the earth."
Now is the time for creative thinking, and critical listening. Al Gore has long illuminated the pathway to a rational energy future, not the imaginary patriotic future of "make America energy independent," but a very real and practical future that combines meaningful conservationhttp://beta.blogger.com/img/blank.gif with a steady state economy based on renewable energy.
Van Jones has written extensively about the green economy, proposing what amounts to a public works program to employ Americans in green jobs to revive the economy while building a green energy future.
President-elect Obama, recruit Al Gore and Van Jones for your cabinet and put their ideas, and Americans to work!