I found a post on Facebook today that I thought was interesting, though I thought it was some sort of scam at first. It was about something called and RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates). I know nothing about it, but it was talking about how it helps to transition the U.S. to a more green sustainable energy system. I ended up on this video from the EPA. It talks about how our power grid works and what we can do to help push more green energy. The way they do this from my understanding is this: we by the certificate and pay the company we bought the certificate from, they in turn put that much energy into the grid and the fossil fuel company gets half the money. Which means we are getting 50% of our energy from the renewable energy company, but we still pay the same on our bill. This does show how much cheaper renewable energy has become. It is half the cost of the old energy sources. Then the old place we got electricity does not have to produce that energy.
For some reason this made me think of how we as citizens need to be able to diversify our knowledge base. Gone are the times of one job or career for the rest of our lives, like our parents and grandparents. The economy is always changing know. So, we need to be able to change with it not only that, but with longer lifespans we will start to need a change every once in awhile. This is why we need college for all and stop calling it a liberal education then start calling it a diversified education. The people on Wall Street should be able to understand that. One of the things I have heard about from the stock company commercials is that we should diversify our portfolios. If we diversify our knowledge about the world we can transition into different fields easier and explore other careers that we might not have that of. This helps to stabilize the economy and helps us to work toward that goal in the constitution of happiness.
Hell, I think there should be diversity in all things. Without it our species would die off for sure. I could never understand the premises of White Power. If we only had white people in the world or any color or nationality. Eventually there would be too much inbreeding in the genes. That kind of explains the people who want their own people only. Could you imagine a world with only white, black, asian or hispanic people. It would be pretty boring. We would see similar faces all the time. The other day a guy came into the student store he was Somalian and he had the same facial structure as and old friend of mine who is white. To me this seems like there are limited amount amounts of faces that mother nature has and reuses them in other races. Kind of blows my mind. Now that I said that being said imagine duplicate people of the same ethnicity all over the place. Pretty unremarkable is it.