Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More reform notes - high speed rail and compact flourescents

Not too many things more at opposite ends of the efficiency spectrum than creating a national rail system and adopting regulations that demand use of compact flourescent lights. The similarity appears to me, though, in terms of political will. Whether we aspire to change the major mode of transportation in this country or just to change the lightbulbs, regulation depends on leadership in congress, which actually depends (more than we'd probably like) on leadership in business. We don't appear to have either of these at the moment (can you say "major defense contractors and Big Oil"?).

Or maybe I've gotten it all wrong. Perhaps, as some suggest, it is possible for us to create this change (as quickly as the ice caps are melting) simply by using the trains and lightbulbs available to us now. photo credit Bruno Rodrigues


Mother of Two said...

Good luck with law school - you sound like a great mother and a great person!

Bruno Rodrigues said...

Hello Mica.

Would you mind linking my image to the Fickr page, as requested by the Flickr rules?

The photo page is at

Thank you for liking my photo!

Bruno Rodrigues