I’m watching The American Experience tonight.
It makes me sad.
They just showed Regan taking the solar panels off the White House.
Today, women are being trained to work on and build solar panels in poor parts of India, and that same technology is out of reach for average people here in the U.S. It’s easier for a person in India to get solar power than it is for me. Why is that? That’s rhetorical. I know why.
We lost thirty years of people caring about turning off the lights and being economical with energy. Today, the electricians and others where I work don’t care that there are lights that won’t turn off. They are on 24/7/365.
I still hope to get solar panels on my roof. I recycle and would even without the rewards.
The environment is not an abstraction.