22 Jun '11, 12pm

For Renewable Progress, We Need to Stop Fighting About Light Bulbs

For Renewable Progress, We Need to Stop Fighting About Light Bulbs

Who would have thought that a debate about light bulbs could be such an eye opener? But this is exactly what former Governor Edward G. Rendell used to describe the state of politics yesterday at the 2011 Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) in New York City. During his keynote address, Rendell voiced his frustration about the current politics in Washington by depicting the GOP resistance about transitioning away from incandescent lightbulbs. “We're diddling around on BS while the rest of the world is kicking our butts,” he said. Rendell went on to call for a renewable energy standard, stating that we must collaborate to fashion a bill that has something for everyone, “we want to change this and the time is now. We have to create the climate for change. It starts in your hometown.” He went on to say that in order for the industry to get pumping again, we need to galvanize ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/06...

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