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When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.
Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.” (In that case, the Energy Department has a few renegade teens of its own.)
“We’re showing people across the country how energy efficiency can be part of what they do every day,” said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “Confronting climate change, saving money on our utility bills, and reducing our use of heavily-polluting energy can be as easy as making a few small changes.”
Originally posted by InterconnecteD
.. wow .. i think the game is about to get interesting... i read about all these current events online and small clips on the MSM... but i consider that a whole another reality i live in or observe .. but few days ago i work in retail and saw that we are setting up a small area of the Swine FLu Defense ( no joke it is what it says on the blueprint) and say masks and what not .. (staples) it is funny b/c i craked a joke and said look swine flu .. and one kid said he was gonna go to the doctors and get the vaccine ...
what is this world coming to ?
Originally posted by stevegmu
What right does the government have to tell me how much electricity, gasoline or diesel fuel I can consume? I use as much as I feel I need. Any less would be an inconvenience. I know cap and tax will drive the prices up, but how far will the government go, rationing?