Did you know? A bicycle is a marvel of engineering efficiency, one where an investment in 22 pounds of metal and rubber boosts the efficiency of an individual mobility by a factor of three. On my bike I estimate that I get easily 7 miles per potato. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 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.