Peter Rothstein, president, New England Clean Energy Council wrote a great article entitled “Why cleantech can’t afford to ignore Washington, D.C.” that appeared on the Mass High Tech website today. Peter’s article is provocative and well worth a read by anyone who works in the cleantech/greentech industry, or has a concern for the planet’s welfare and those who inhabit it.
Peter notes right from the start what a difference a year can make. In 2010 politicians were talking about “comprehensive climate and energy legislation.” But in 2011 no one thinks comprehensive energy legislation will pass this year. As a bellwether, look to the Clean Energy Standard (CES) President Obama was pushing a few months ago. What are the chances of the CES making its way into a bill? Slim to none.
So, what are we supposed to do in terms of clean energy policy, give up? Heck no. Read Peter’s article to find out why it’s more important than ever to not give up the fight. And, more importantly, make your voice heard!