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A Microcosm of Our Energy Future?

I caught part of an episode of NOVA (almost completely by accident) this afternoon.  It was called “The Big Energy Gamble” and it focused on the state of California’s initiatives to move away from fossil fuels and generate a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.  I always like that PBS programming tends to be fairly even-handed, and what I saw of the show did a good job of balancing the positives and negatives of this plan.

And, since we live in the future, you and I can both watch the show in its entirety via the PBS website.  Take a look if you have the chance and interest…

I've Got Some Good News and Some Bad News

First, the bad news. This is nothing surprising, and the trend is going to continue for the foreseeable future.

However, there’s also the good news, which I find encouraging. I’m not so much encouraged by tech companies trying to be nicer to the environment as I am by the fact that the market seems to be creating this movement. There is growing concern on the part of these companies’ clients about how what we do impacts the planet, and that can only be good.