Just reading Al Gore’s NYTimes Op-Ed. This is important, debunking the “clean coal” myth, that the industry is busy foisting on Americans with slick ad-campaigns:

But in every case, the resources in question are much too expensive or polluting, or, in the case of “clean coal,” too imaginary to make a difference in protecting either our national security or the global climate. Indeed, those who spend hundreds of millions promoting “clean coal” technology consistently omit the fact that there is little investment and not a single large-scale demonstration project in the United States for capturing and safely burying all of this pollution. If the coal industry can make good on this promise, then I’m all for it. But until that day comes, we simply cannot any longer base the strategy for human survival on a cynical and self-interested illusion.

And here’s a good idea that integrates hybrid car batteries into the renewable energy grid:

In combination with the unified grid, a nationwide fleet of plug-in hybrids would also help to solve the problem of electricity storage. Think about it: with this sort of grid, cars could be charged during off-peak energy-use hours; during peak hours, when fewer cars are on the road, they could contribute their electricity back into the national grid.

The transformations that now seem possible and right on the horizon, after the election, just speak all the more eloquently to the nature of the deluded and obstructionist dis-government that still occupies the Executive branch in D.C.

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