By 2025, Barack Obama:
...would like 25% of U.S. electricity to be generated from clean, renewable sources including wind, solar and geothermal with a Renewable Portfolio Standard. Obama calls for $150 billion to be invested over 10 years in clean energy and infrastructure to support it.
Rewind to June 20, 1979:
President Carter announces program to increase Nation's use of solar energy, including solar development bank and increased funds for solar energy research and development.
In the little land we like to call reality, our economy runs on oil. No matter how many green initiatives we sponsor, there will be significant time required to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels.
Ignoring the shortfall puts our entire economy -- and, by extension, our national security -- at risk.
Vote accordingly in 2008.