Green power in a green landscape


It is refreshing to have genuine conversations about climate change and what we might be able to do to mitigate some of its worst effects by transitioning to alternative energy sources.  In the United States, there is so much energy (pun intended) expended on trying to prop up the use of fossil fuels as a primary energy source.  Here, you see windmills and solar panels all over the landscape.  Ordinary citizens can talk at length about the merits of alternative energy, recycling, and consuming less.  In my own country, you are quickly dismissed as an idealistic “tree hugger” if you suggest that moderation in our consumption, or planning for a future beyond the fossil fuel economy would be a prudent, just, and responsible legacy for our children.  Here, you are considered realistic, practical and somewhat ordinary.  The change is a breath of fresh air, so is the lack of energy production emissions.

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I am a professor of Political Science at Colorado Mesa University on sabbatical in the fall semester 2018. I study public land policy and a wide variety of other subjects. Currently I am studying about European Landscape Policies while on sabbatical. That is the focus of this blog.

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