Those of us old enough to remember ill-fated early “green” sprouts and initiatives at the national policy level (such as solar panels installed and then torn down from the White House) are probably doing a very green jig this spring as much as we wince at certain throwbacks.
We’ll skip out on the controversy here by summarizing we are just glad nobody is considering any off-shore drilling in the immediate vicinity (or just as bad, upstream). Those who are snarking at our supposed faulty sense of nautical proximity should brush off their Civil War history books (Charlotte served as the Confederate Navy Yard). As the founder has North Carolina roots that go back to the Revolutionary War not to mention had a great-great die as a Johnny Reb with his boots on, this situation is not one that can be commented on except to remember who lost that fracus and wonder if such logic and similar strategic derring do had anything to do with it.
The reality is in a post-Tolkyo world, everyone lives downstream (or downwind) from the “oops” of somebody else’s energy source.
We here at Freedom Riders are focusing our attention on the pillars of sustainability. The reality is that cars pollute as much as houses (and often for the same kinds of reasons). We aim to take shot at both of those, as much as we are ostensibly a “green transport” company.
What those plans are we hope should keep you on your toes as much as it should (we hope) make you breath a little easier. In the short term, it is gratifying to know that we are certainly on the right side of history as recent events rather clearly validate.
The President has also embarked on a mission to help shield Americans from the rising cost of petroleum. We would like to sign up now as a small but energetic helper in that fight, as much as we encourage him to set higher goals and benchmarks.
- Alt-Energy Watch: UN Report Recommends Eliminating Biofuels Subsidies (247wallst.com)
- “Clean and Green Transportation” Focus of Upcoming West Coast Conference (prweb.com)
- Alt-Energy: A New Way to Finance Clean Energy (ETE, SUG, WMB, BAC. PLD, NRG) (247wallst.com)