And would some Power give us the gift
To see ourselves as others see us!
It would from many a blunder free us… —Robert Burns
I had no idea when I wrote the first sentence of the first article in this series that I would still be writing weeks later. Today’s installment—the last in the series—identifies some of the fissures I see forming in the advocacy community. That is, the group of dedicated renewable energy and environmental advocates whose commitment and diligence to the task of saving the world from itself has gotten us this far down the path to sustainability.
Are these clefts the canary in the coal mine? Doubtful. Do they represent circumstances of uncertainty that impede the pace of the transition to sustainability? Undoubtedly.
The advocate community is extremely diverse; it ranges from the Left to Right and back again. Uh huh, yes, I said it. The Right. Don’t type cast—not every Republican is Donald Trump or Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy Committee. I refer you to the group republicEn. There are others out there as well—Google Republicans advocates for clean energy.
Click here to read the full article, originally published on August 15, 2016, by Renewable Energy World.
Joel B. Stronberg
Joel Stronberg, MA, JD., of The JBS Group is a veteran clean energy policy analyst with over 30 years’ experience, based in Washington, DC.