Comments on: Economy leaves consumers feeling more blue than green http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/12/12/economy-leaves-consumers-feeling-more-blue-than-green/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Erik Kirschbaum http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/12/12/economy-leaves-consumers-feeling-more-blue-than-green/comment-page-1/#comment-337212 Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:34:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11566#comment-337212 This all reminds me of FDR’s “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” Now, more than ever, is the time for the United States, and Americans, to take the leap of faith — and invest more robustly in renewables, like solar. Fortunately, countries like Germany have seen the light and just yesterday boosted state-backed lending for renewable energy projects to 50 million euros ($67 million) from 20 million previously. The economics of solar power, in Germany at least, are irresistable. It’s a no-risk investment with handsome returns. If the United States gets the right framework in place, I bet people would be coming out of the woodwork to put money into win-win-win investment: lower CO2, create jobs and have a source of electricity that pays for itself within a decade or so. I wish Americans could start thinking a little bit more long term. I had the chance to listen to SolarWorld’s CEO and a few other German solar business leaders a few weeks ago — they sounded remarkably unworried about the economic downturn. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk  /LA485999.htm

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By: Home http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/12/12/economy-leaves-consumers-feeling-more-blue-than-green/comment-page-1/#comment-337207 Mon, 15 Dec 2008 20:24:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11566#comment-337207 I think most people have a negative attitude about the present economy but for the country to rebound we must believe the future will be strong…….we must support the economy with continue responsible buying habits.

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By: Danny BLoom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/12/12/economy-leaves-consumers-feeling-more-blue-than-green/comment-page-1/#comment-337196 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 03:14:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11566#comment-337196 Nichola, I have not driven a car in 17 years, have not flown in an airplane in 25 years, never go shopping, happy as a clam. We need to change our lifestyles and go back to simpler lives.

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