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Hopes for the Future: Sunny Skies

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A 14th Century mystic poet named, “Hafiz” gives us this cheerful

message today:

“Even after all this time,

The sun never says to the earth,

“You owe me.”

Look what happens

with a Love like that.

It lights up the ‘Whole Sky.'”

 

Here is some ‘food for thought,’ in a much more serious tone:

“If we use our fuel to get our power, we are living on our capital and

exhausting it rapidly. This method is barbarous and wantonly wasteful

and will have to be stopped in the interest of coming generations. The

heat of the sun’s rays represents an immense amount of energy, vastly

in excess of water power.  The sun’s energy controlled to create lakes

and rivers is for motive, purpose and transformation of arid deserts

into fertile land.”

~Nikola Tesla, September 9, 1915

 

Solar energy became popular years ago, but a recent report mentioned

and gave ‘credit’ to President Jimmy Carter’s administration in forming

close relations with the D. O. E., which is the Department of Energy.

I follow Greenpeace and have been posting on this subject with updates,

from time to time.

 

There is an acronym for India’s governmental energy program. I may

have informed you of some of their solar home systems. The ‘newest’

fact I found was there are 150,000 families in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal,

Vietnam and South Africa actively participants of SELCO.

 

Solar solutions are followed by a “Solar Foundation” here in the United

States, where “so far, its operations include 13,000 plus megawatts of

cumulative solar energy.”  This amount  which the average layperson,

myself included, might think were rather ‘low’ in its numbers.

 

Interestingly enough, my instinct to guess this to be ‘not much to speak of,’

really has the capacity to serve 2.2 million American homes.

 

The Solar Foundation carries out a solar job census of solar workers, which

gave a remarkable number of 143,000 solar workers in the U.S. This has

increased in numbers since 2012 by 20%.

 

Pioneers in solar advocacy formed by two men named Daniel Yergin

and Neville Williams have been working to increase awareness on two

blogs.

They are a great ‘resource’ on the subject of solar power.

You may wish to check them out at:

http://danielyergin.com

http://sunpowerbook.com

 

Neville Williams’ first book was called, “Chasing the Sun.” President Bill

Clinton said of Williams’ book:

“I really loved your book. I made everyone in the Clinton Foundation

read it. It’s terrific.”

 

The late Sir Arthur C. Clarke said of  “Chasing the Sun:”

“A fascinating account of the author’s odyssey to promote solar

energy in the developing world.”

 

 

Here is something to be ‘proud’ about they tallied up the states which

have the best usage and most actively working with solar energy.

The Top 10 States in the U.S. are:

1. California                      6. Massachusetts

2. Arizona                         7. Hawaii

3. New Jersey                   8. Colorado

4. North Carolina              9. New York

5. Nevada                        10. New Mexico

 

Since President Obama came into office, there have been 550 new

major solar project. Sixteen of these have been permitted on federal

land with over 6,058 megawatts generating capacity. If you look back

at the total number given previously, this is about 50% of the solar power

presently available in the U.S. These are huge ‘strides’ or progress in

pursuing energy generated by the sun. This is in great part to realizing

the importance of other resources than gas or oil, thanks to collaboration

between both political parties.

 

The newest Neville Williams’ book is titled, “Sun Power:  How Energy

from the Sun Is Changing Lives Around the World Empowering America

and Saving the Planet.”

 

Quite a lofty goal which all of us around the world can appreciate.

 

The hope for the future is to have more common usage by people

everywhere. By becoming a leader in solar power, our country could

become a major catalyst for global, political and economic change.

 

This is one more quote to bring you smiles:

“Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet- –

Nobody taxes the sun yet.”

~Bonnie Raitt

 

 

 

You’re the Inspiration

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I love the song by the group Chicago, entitled “You’re the

Inspiration!”

Here are some lyrics that speak to me about why you, the readers

and commenters to my blog, are special and incredibly inspire me!

“You know our love was meant to be

the kind of love that lasts forever.

And I want you here with me tonight

until the end of time.

You should know

Everywhere I go

Always on my mind…

in my heart

in my soul…”

(Peter Cetera sings, Chicago 17 album)

I have to say, I do carry you around in my heart and in my soul.

I am nominated for an awesome award called the Very Inspiring

Blogger Award. I appreciate it very much and especially this award

means a lot to me coming from Shandra who has stories and poems

to share, along with her Heart Wide Open Ministry. She has a passion

of empowering women and children to see themselves the way God does.

Shandra’s blog can be found at:

http://shandraharris.wordpress.com

The rules for accepting the nomination goes like this:

1. Display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

2. Link back to the person who so kindly nominated you.

(see above about Shandra!)

3. State 7 things about yourself. (That will be a challenge

since I pour out a lot to you…)

4. Nominate 15 bloggers who inspire you.

5. Notify the 15 bloggers so they may get all excited and receive

their award!

Here are seven random things you may or may not know about

me!

1. I am a people watcher,

2. like to talk to strangers,

3. listen in on other people’s conversations,

4. I feel like a reporter!

5. I enjoy movies,

6.  listening to music of all types,

and

7. watch a lot of television, too.

And now, here are the Nominees who I have never before

given credit to:

1.Uzoma (far away in Nigeria but close soul)

http://85degrees.wordpress.com

2.Suzie (life, stories, great commenter!)

http://suzie81.wordpress.com

3. Phoenix Flights (some wild and unique posts)

http://sistasertraline.wordpress.com

4. Yoshiko (gentle spirit)

http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com

5. M- (nice posts)

http://nepaliaustralian.com

6.Kay Bee Bee (single with stories to tell)

http://thedaftdiaries.com

7. The Real Darla (some karma, tarot, elements…)

http://helenvalentina.com

8. Evie (different perspective)

http://girlseule.wordpress.com

9. Theresa (humor, poems and prose.)

http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com

10. Carol (stories, restoration of cottage, plus!)

http://applehillcottage.wordpress.com

11. Bill Brown (illustrator)

http://evilsquirrelsnest.com

12. Hands on Bowie (cute kitties!)

http://hopedog.wordpress.com

13. Andra

http://andrawatkins.com

14. A friend of Jesus

http://afriendforever54.wordpress.com

15. Mom, wife of 40 blogging a year today!

http://hastywords.wordpress.com