Thursday, January 22, 2009

even the Republicans are catching on

This isn't getting a lot of play in the national media at the moment, but Alaska just published a report saying the state plans to get half its electricity from renewables by 2025.

Quoth Governor Sarah Palin:
"While lower crude oil prices are reducing the costs of energy today, we must remain committed to achieving energy security for our future economic well-being."

The Anchorage Daily News applauds the "ambitious goal," and gives some details as to how it might work. Some wind, some hydro-power. Thanks to some fairly large dams and a small population, Alaska actually already gets 1/4 of its energy from renewables. It seems they're serious, and bravo.

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