As Congress prepares to vote again on renewable tax credits and support for research and development, they should consider these facts:
- Renewable energy industries, led by America’s favorite- solar,Â now employ so many people and provide so much energy, that pulling the rug out from under them would further aggravate our current economic downturn
- A new report shows that production of solar panels creates far less pollution than originally thought and reduces air pollution by 90% compared to fossil fuels overall
- A bill currently in the Utah legislature would provide incentives forÂ individuals and municipalities to buildÂ and invest in solar energy systems
I wish I had more hope that Congress and Bush will do the right thing. But based on their performance the past seven years, there’s no reason to expect that. Oh, well. At least we know the kind of country we could have as soon as the losers get out of the way. As for Utah, the chances of this bill passing are about as great as the sun not coming up- providing us clean and safe energy-Â tomorrow morning.