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Solar Nation – December issue of Solar Citizen

Solar Nation – December issue of Solar Citizen We All Go Down Together Complacency is a far more dangerous attitude than outrage — Naomi Littlebear …and in the end, complacency and self-interest ruled. Re-election campaign funds, local concerns tied to a fossil of a fuel industry, loyalty to party despite all common sense and compelling evidence of need; these were what ruled. We should note the date: December 13, 2007. It was on the morning of this day that the U.S. Senate failed by a single vote to include a tax title in the 2007 energy bill, ending the prospect of government support for renewable energy in America for the foreseeable future. How will historians look back on, and write about, this episode in years to come? They may have difficulty in convincing their readers that, in the face of overwhelming evidence of destructive climate change, at a time of peak oil, and on the day conferees departed the Bali Global Warming conference vowing to fight climate change, the U.S. voted once more to fight the rest of the world instead.

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