I am spending the morning sadly watching the 10 year 9/11 commemorations on TV.  Listening to the mindless news reporters trying to lend meaning to one our nations saddest events is pathetic because they are wholly unaware that 9/11 was an energy event. Oil rich nations that promulgated hatred of the United Stated to divert their citizen’s misery actually caused by their own despotic leadership. Thankfully and amazingly many of these governments are falling. Not due to a $1,000,000,000 war on terrorism, or a mission for energy independence that would have starved them of their oil dollars. As presciently predicted by some technologists, it is the open communication and information brought to even the poorest people by the internet and Twitter that has achieved what U.S. military might and diplomacy could never do.

What we should commemorate today are the many innocent lives
lost 10 years ago today. What we should be sad and fearful about is that such an extraordinarily painful event has not brought about the political will to embrace an energy independent, carbon free, sustainable future.

A Horrible Irony!  As I changed channels from the 9/11 ceremony while NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at ground zero I went to the Bloomberg network  to watch the Energy Now program. The topic of discussion was how to evaluate which oil companies are the best investment.  Trust that I couldn’t make this up.

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Comment by David Eggleton on September 12, 2011 at 6:34am

Thanks.  You are fortunate to have an imagination that still works.  Imagine one more thing:  energy independence is not possible when fuel companies are multinationals functioning in - and facilitating - a global economy.

Any entity other than the treaty-and-trade-agreement-bound US government can choose to go solar/renewable, but each one has to pay a price that is strange, as in unique and unfamiliar.  As such, the choice needs time to emerge as the attractive option, also because there are so many distractions, including hopes and expectations befitting an era that's over.

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