The boon of clean energy
What many people do not understand about clean energy is that it is a major economic boon to any country that would embrace it. The clean energy technologies are all brain-intensive, technology-intensive industries. Which means that they will directly create millions of jobs - engineering jobs to develop the technologies, and manufacturing and construction jobs to put them in place. And that will be a real way to put back to work the populations that have taken a hit from displacement of industrial jobs.
It is also a way to wrest the world free of the stranglehold exercised by oil-funded fundamentalists in Texas, Oklahoma, Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as dictators in Venezuela, Lybia and Kazakhstan. With energy production no longer under control of oppressors, there are stronger economical foundations for liberty in all of the world, including what is known as the free world. Which free world has been sabotaged by Texas Oil's puppets who have not only stolen an election but have since then ran roughshod over the Constitution, ladened America with trillions in debt, sabotaged worldwide efforts to end global warming, and deceived the nation into one quagmire after another.
Clean energy is also a way to extend humanity's lease on the planet. It is true progress: Affectuating greater utility with higher technology and less waste. The prosperous lifestyle can be maintained, while significantly reducing its negative effects, simply by changing the sources of energy to ones that are non-polluting and by removing the polluting elements from existing sources. The economic growth in China, India and elsewhere can be accommodated - by applying intelligence to use clean energy and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from current sources.
Clean energy is also a boon for character and thought habits that it fosters in people. Instead of seeing world as one in which it is jobs against the environment or civilization against nature, choose one or the other, the thinking turns to jobs and environment, civilization and nature, together: Accommodate both at once by creating jobs that produce wealth in a more intelligent and prudent way. Instead of people having to be fragmented between wealth and social responsibility, nature and civilization, feeling and intellect, ideal and reality, instead they become beings of both, and making the most of the aspects of human beingness that are in false dualistic thinking seen to be irrevocably at war. And this serves both the integration of human character as much as it serves longevity and progress.
Clean energy is a solution that uses the best of civilization - its intelligence, its foresight, its reason, its inventive pioneering thinking - to minimize negative impact of economic activity on nature and on the future generations, while providing through ingenuity and constructive endeavor a lifestyle as good as or better than one that they've had before. Man stops being an agent of destruction of nature and becomes an agent of creation and coexistence with it. The people who for idealistic reasons are loathe to participate in economy, have an economic pursuit in which they can work and be true to ideals. And intelligence becomes source not merely of wealth, but of lasting wealth that works with nature rather than against nature - and that as such benefits both nature and humankind.
The mentality fostered is one of considering all aspects of one's activity - and building a civilization that not only minimizes negative impact on nature, but also applies the best of intelligence and the best of innovation and the best of work to provide more for people while minimizing impact on what one has not made and what the future generation will need. From modes of cognition that constantly create hostile dualities which necessitate constant destruction, human understanding reaches upwards to see the components working together and put into place a lifestyle that makes the most of all the components and makes the most as such of mankind. And the character created is a life-supporting integrative character: A character that considers all aspects and works to make the most of them - to make the most as such of life that is a function of all of the aspects working together. Intellect and feeling, civilization and nature, ideal and reality, prosperity and social responsibility, work together and create people of true integrity - integrity that is result of integration of components required for life, and that as such is life-supportive rather than life-destructive. Which character, by building a synergy of components, makes also the most of human existence; and which character, due to its very nature as a combiner and unifier, is also the character that seeks and actualizes lasting peace.
All of which is a matter of all components of life working together to create and perpetuate life, both in its natural and its man-made aspects, and allowing them to work with each other at basic and all other levels rather than being, as in all separationist dogmas, inherently and pointlessly at war.
Clean energy is good all around. It is good economically, it is good politically, and it is good for the character and mentality that it fosters and its effects on the world. The extent to which clean energy is embraced, will determine who lives and for how long. In 200 AD, a Roman named Hero of Alexandria invented the steam engine. The Romans refused to use it because they thought the slave labor was cheap enough for their purposes. This oversight led Roman Empire to decline and eventually to fall to Vandals. If the Romans had realized what they had, they would have industrialized 1700 years before the Industrial Revolution, become completely invulnerable, been in a position to end the institution of slavery that was the real source of hatred against Rome and against "the world," and the world would be speaking Latin to this day.
In choosing whether to embrace clean energy, the world at this time faces an analogous choice.