Setting an Energy Policy


As I’ve written here once or twice before, it’s unconscionable that the U.S. doesn’t have an energy policy. What’s the matter with picking a direction and heading that way?

Apparently, the Japanese province of Fukushima has done exactly that, prompted, I presume, by the 2011 nuclear disaster. The target? Become 100% renewable by 2040. The goal, i.e., weaning the region off fossil fuels over the next 26 years, was announced this week at Fukushima’s Community Power Conference.

People seldom achieve more than what they set out to, which is why it’s so important to have goals. No decent person could possibly object to this great nation declaring its intention to migrate away from fossil fuels over the coming few decades.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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