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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:01.
For me, the most inspiring part of yesterday's Sustainable Cleveland Summit was the appearance
Rifkin does not beat around the bush. We are screwed. He is not going to sugar coat it. We have to CHANGE our ways NOW.
Digitize the GRID for lateral control and sharing (This obviously will not sit well with the power and $$ hogs we live with in NEO--but appreciative inquiry...look to our strengths...not our weaknesses):
Rifkin closed his presentation with a model (San Antonio) that shared Cleveland's history of maintaining a separate municipal utility company (Cleveland Public Power). CPP has the potential to build connectivity and to share distributed energy production--one neighborhood at a time.
Rifkin encourages us to think as a human family for the sake of our children and our collective future. I hope that our leadership will heed his advice.