Time to reiterate a position that I have held, and written on, for over thirty years: We need personal wind power on every property suited for it (i.e. rural homesteads and land).
We need every roof in the nation to have solar power collectors… to the less informed, this might sound impractical … However the informed are aware that it has been decades since the first solar roof shingles were developed.
We don’t need these sites/installations to generate enormous amounts of power – they just need to lessen the individual footprint & work with energy saving bulbs etc … with the goal of bringing the footprint for every individual home to zero … a surplus from a fraction of homes would provide power for business (in addition to their own roof installations).
However – as Ronald Reagan proved when he pulled the collectors from the White House – one third to fifty-seven percent of Americans are self destructive and will oppose anything that will, over the long term, provide us the means for future economic survival.
Look to the outcome of the 2010 elections – see how many pro-offshore drilling, anti-solar, anti-health care, anti-fiscal responsibility (though very vocal in their advocacy of such responsibility … again Reagan & Bush examples … fiscal responsibility means double the debt while cutting income).
The 2010 elections -- an election of hidden truth revealed to those with the eyes to see and ears to hear.