Monday, November 27, 2006

Eco-advantage reaching a tipping point

Although The Economist declares the rush to clean energy to be a "risky boom," INC magazine this month declared that actions to create and operate more sustainable companies are "being driven as much by markets as morality." Not far behind them are The Washington Post, capturing the growing chorus of energy executives, led by Shell's John Hofmeister and Duke Energy's John Stovwell, acknowledging the need to do something about climate change (they might as well be a part of the solution) AND the erstwhile voice of free enterprise, The Wall Street Journal, pushing a lengthy feature story on to its front page about a maker of silicon photovoltaic materials, Stanford Ovshinsky and his six-month backlog of orders.

Will policymakers respond with credible incentives, laws and regulations designed to capitalize on the enormous brain power and capital standing ready to fuel a greener future and at a much faster pace? The latest hints could be found at this Thursday's policy summit by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) on Capitol Hill.

ACORE, solar power, climate change,
Shell, Duke Energy, renewable energy, Ovshinsky,

clean energy


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