For all the nonsense I keep hearing from cushion-warmers every now and then telling me (and everyone else who thinks like I do, that saving energy is important and that reneewable energy is the way of the future) there is some very positive refutation of this skepticism by the Federal Government. And, this is in the world's wealthiest country, the USA. Countries in the rest of the world would do well to take note - like the USA or not, take it from me, this is going to be the way of the future. Forbes, my favorite business magazine because of the diverse range of subjects that it tackles, has this very interesting article about net-zero energy structures: http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/08/05/net-zero-energy-tech-sciences-cz_kad_0805netzero.html?partner=technology_newsletter
I wonder when India would look at building more energy-saving homes. The technologies required for this are available and the government ought to be encouraging Indian businesses to look at technical collaborations in this area instead of getting Indian companies to build ridiculous cars that are severely fuel-inefficient and which are only going to put the country even more in hock to the Middle East.
Before I end this post, there is another excellent link to a Forbes article about a country that they admire - Denmark. That country, Forbes points out, has something that the USA needs to look at: decentralized energy production. If the USA needs to look at this, then India needs to look at it even harder: http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/06/denmark-energy-electricity-biz-energy-cx_wp_0807power.html?partner=daily_newsletter