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.

Views: 55

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

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.

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

William Parlapiano added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Last of the Equipment Available

I have sold almost everything I had available except for the following items which are great for…See More
4 hours ago
Profile IconJohn Smith, irving yee and John James Cameron joined Home Energy Pros
22 hours ago
Home Energy Magazine posted a blog post
yesterday
robert jones posted a discussion

Conservation Services Group

Hello, recently I've applied to do contractor work for the Conservation Services Group. I would…See More
yesterday
Mike Kandel posted a discussion

BPI Releases 2014 Annual Report

BPI's 2014 Annual Report is now available for your viewing pleasure. It details several initiatives…See More
yesterday
Mike Kandel added a discussion to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Thumbnail

BPI Releases 2014 Annual Report

BPI's 2014 Annual Report is now available for your viewing pleasure. It details several initiatives…See More
yesterday
Michael Dunseith commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Shades of Gray in Residential Construction Morality
""There ought to be a way for QCI inspectors to ding the contractor or the builder." When…"
Friday
Morgan M Audetat replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"Great if it doesn't sweat. "
Friday

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service