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While Rome Burns and Nero Fiddles America Drops The Ball & The Germans Show The Way

The sad decline of the government of the United States of America is on full display this week. Despite the huge ecological disaster in the Gulf due to our regressive energy policy the Congress fails to pass a comprehensive energy bill. This is due to opposition by the companies that make huge profits off our regressive energy policy. And a weak administration that is often afraid to stand up for what it knows is right.

At the same time I happened to hear a radio interview on the Thom Hartman show with German Greens MP Hans-Josef Fell. Mr. Fell was talking about the German governments successful renewable energy program. And it was so nice to hear about the second cloudiest country in Europe was challenging Spain to become the leading generator of Solar Energy. He described a program that involved very little government money but was mainly financed by low interest loans and long term price guarentees that has turned the average homeowner into a part of the power grid. This is a program that has created 300,000 new jobs.

So tonight I have put together a series of posts relating to these contrasting stories.

But first let’s have a little song

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