With governments, corporations and fossil-fuel companies still pretending we have time to futz around with business-as-usual energy schemes, innovators are doing an end run and coming up with alternatives. One place to check out some American ideas is on the Center for Social Inclusion’s site, Energy Democracy for All.
Instead of ignoring the climate-change train speeding down the tracks, they are initiating their own plans to erect barriers or divert the train wreck. Some examples to check out:
- Energize Delaware and the Sustainable Energy Utility
- Community Solar on Bainbridge Island, Washington
- Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy
- Evergreen Energy Solutions, a worker-owned cooperative in Cleveland, Ohio
- New Energy Economy’s Native Power Initative in New Mexico
Obviously the Big Energy Boys will have to get onside if we are to make enough changes to stop the speeding train. But individuals, organizations, and cities are forging ahead while the big players drag their feet. That is a good sign of a hope habit, not just understanding the big issues but believing change is possible and acting on that belief.