by Grant Stevenson-Smith, University of California Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA
I can not wait to learn about the different ideas for clean and sustainable energy development for the U.S. and world. Developing alternative energy is undeniably critical to the short/long term health and stability of both our economy and environment. It is time we recognize the need for change in the aftermath of the Gulf-Horizon oil spill and Libya's current political unrest. Excessive dependence of fossil fuel is simply dangerous; it is dangerous environmentally, economically, and politically. We can no longer allow the health of the American economy and environment to be dependent upon a finite and unstable energy base. It is time to invest, innovate and diversify our energy base to progress towards energy independence. We must achieve greater sustainability and stability. It's time for an energy shift.Power Shift 2011-- let's make it count!