Conservance

Social, Economic, Enviromental Responsibility

What Are We Doing?!?


Oil Companies Reap Billions In Subsidies – NYTimes.com

This is ridiculous! The subsidies are supposedly there to help a volatile industry stay more even keeled. Yet we see wild price swings regardless. If it were any more volatile, most people wouldn’t be a part of it.

Simply put, subsidies are doing just enough to keep the oil industry essential and relevant (readĀ indispensable) for everyday life. It’s basically killing competition from other industries. Free market indeed!

Here’s my proposal. Take 2 of the $4 billion dollars in subsidies and invest heavily in sustainable technologies and initiatives. $1 billion is invested in a pay out fund for the families directly affected by the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon disasters. Why Exxon Valdez? Because the payout to the families was pathetic, and the beaches affected by it are still not clean.

The last $1 billion dollars?

Divide it evenly among the citizens of the United States of America. To stimulate the economy, by actually providing money to those who power the economy and as a way of apologizing for completely ignoring the best interests of the citizens of the United States of America.

If you’ve figured out that there are over three million citizens which roughly equates to $3 and change, then you’ve begun to wonder why that’s an apology. It isn’t! There’s no possible way the government can even begin to apologize for it’s awful behavior over the last twenty years!

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A Blow to Home Retrofits – Green Blog – NYTimes.com


A Blow to Home Retrofits – Green Blog – NYTimes.com.

As I’ve stated before, I’m an advocate for smart governing practices. Establishing regulations that foster a free market, develop competition, and nudge people towards the right decisions.

This is a huge step BACKWARDS!

Retrofitting a home with environmentally friendly products cuts down on the costs associated with building a new home.

Consider it this way. The environmental cost (factoring in everything) of building a new home is 100. Completely arbitrary I know, but it makes the example easier.

At worse, retrofitting a home is 99. It still costs less environmentally to retrofit a home, then it does to build a new one.

Lastly, I don’t think Freddie Mac and Fannie May should be saying anything beyond “we’re sorry for screwing up the economy” let alone offering advice on what the impact of a loan will be!

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