Did you know? The heat in the upper six miles of the earth’s crust contains 50,000 times much as energy as found in all the world’s oil and gas reserves combined. Despite this abundance, only 10,500 megawatts of geothermal generating capacity have been harnessed worldwide. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 5 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
With new options for cleaner, cheaper sustainable energy, Lester Brown and Ted Turner say it’s time to say goodbye to fossil fuels. During an “Armchair Conversation” on the state of the world at the 10th annual ARE Day summit in Aspen, Colorado, both Brown and Turner agreed that in order to get more businesses to convert to renewables, one of the most important steps would be changing our tax system so that the income tax is lower and the carbon tax is higher. Read the full article from the Aspen Times here.