Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
2008: are you telling me that it's already too late to speak about policy because it could threaten chances of victory? ;-)

No what I'm saying is that no politician will say anything of substance over the next two years (especially if it implies taxes or sacrifice). There is no reason why the blogosphere can't keep the issue moving forward. There have been successful grassroots movements in the past (like the 40 hour work week), just not recently (in the US).

Why can't all of you based in Europe put together proposals similar to the effort you did for the US? The first step might be an energy inventory. For example what are the actual amounts of energy that could be generated from existing technologies if they were fully implemented?

How much wind, tide, solar, coal, nuclear, etc. is realistic over, say, the next 20-30 years? How much energy use will there be given current trends, and how much could conservation change this?

Even if the answers turn out to be unpleasant, it is better to face them now and start to adjust goals than to just throw up one's hands at the size of the problems.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 11:32:00 AM EST
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