The goal of this blog and associated web site is to help provide information to citizens and the business community in West Virginia on 'green' technology and solutions that can improve our quality of life, reduce energy costs, protect our environment, and help our country become less dependent on costly foreign energy suppliers. By collaborating on the identification, acquisition, development and deployment of innovative ‘green’ solutions and sharing resulting knowledge, software, and technologies with the larger community—we will all reap the benefits—for West Virginia and the U.S.
In the last thirty-five years the message has been clear, but ignored. The world is being held over a barrel - an oil barrel - when it comes to energy. We all know it's past time to diversify our sources of energy. The public and private sectors need to take the initiative to lead the way into our diversified energy future where the centerpiece of our world's long-range strategy ought to be conservation and increased usage of solar, wind, water power coupled with other sources of energy currently used by all sectors of the economy.
Imagine a future where millions of businesses and homes are constructed and equipped with 'hybrid' solar, wind and traditional energy systems. One where people are able to sell excess energy they generate back to the national power grid. The role of energy utility companies in the 21st century ought to change from a centralized approach toward energy production to a more decentralized approach where citizens begin to 'partner' with their utility companies.
Many of today’s business and government leaders now recognize that a corporate program in sustainability or 'green' technology often yields profits, and managers around the world are beginning to capitalize on this. Some more far seeing companies are proactively adopting and promoting practices that will benefit our environment in every aspect of their business.
Some articles by the Webmaster on collaboration, 'open solutions', and innovation include:
Please share with us and others about noteworthy 'green' technologies, companies initiatives, etc. that we should know about in West Virginia.