Prior to landing in Copenhagen Denmark it was obvious they were a progressive and innovative country. Windmills by the thousands were strategically situated around the city maximizing the wind’s strength. Later I discovered the country’s public transportation system was vast and efficient. They were definitely aware of the benefit of being self sufficient and less dependent on fossil fuels. Oh and did I mention bicycles? There were more bicycle riders than cars, again reducing their carbon usage. They are the best at utilizing the most efficient of manmade (supplied) energy!
Upon further exploration I found the country to embrace its rich cultural heritage with magnificent historic palaces and castles.
While in Germany we passed miles of solar panel fields, again a carbon free option for energy. And later I was again wowed by more splendid protected historic castles.
Why is it that in the United States we seem to be stuck in the middle? We have not preserved much of our heritage; we are more of a tear down and rebuild society. Plus we seem decades behind in energy saving technology. Our windmills and solar fields are few and far between. Our country has definitely not fully utilized the vast sunshine we receive in our southern states; nor have we gained the benefits from the wind from our coastal states.
My home town is nicknamed “The Windmill Capitol of the North Coast”.... We have three!
Let's get out of the mush of the middle and find a better blend. Support saving our heritage and encourage the use of more carbon free options, let us start to blend the old and the new.