Here is a fun new game- geared to the kids – that was created by the Nissan producers of their new fully electric car, The Leaf. They address solar and wind, climate change issues and how our world is moving into a clean and sustainable future.
Go to http://the-planet-zero.com/
Renewable energy production, costs and availability are on the move. Many of us who now have electric vehicles are producing are own electricity on our rooftops with solar photovoltaic panels. As the educational pieces that accompany this game tell you, the Japanese are actually able to power their homes from their electric vehicles in their garages when the cars are not in use!
I participated in a Webinar today that reviewed the many ways in which large utility scale solar power plants are working on the reduction of costs, the storage of power for when the sun is not available, and projects that are under development throughout Southern California and Arizona as well in many other countries. The US is the worldwide leader in the development of these large scale projects. We are making real progress towards new clean, renewable forms of energy in a number of ways. There is hope and a great many opportunities lie in front of us. It is time to stop the large subsidies to oil and coal and nuclear power and to move this support into renewable energies for a much better future. And it is critical for our economic future and jobs in the US to support this development here in our country. Otherwise, China, Europe and the rest of Asia are catching up with us. Our energy independence and energy security depend on our making the right choices here at home in America. Check out this website that makes a strong case for jobs in the future being strongly rooted in the renewable energy industries: www.labor4sustainability.org