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  • Max Schorr

    Great article, Billy. I agree this is a watershed moment and the speech last night was a big deal. I'm also a fan of 350.org and am encouraged there will be a large rally this weekend to build on the momentum. However, I'm discouraged that the focus of the rally is stopping the Keystone pipeline. For me, it is not in line with the political realities of the moment. If the economy was booming right now and solar energy was cheaper than coal, I'd be all for it. But our economy is struggling, and our congress is divided by bitter partisanship. President Obama has committed to an all of the above energy policy, which aims to grow our economy while clean energy becomes more attractive in the market. For me, making noise about Keystone is a less pragmatic way to build on this watershed moment. I would prefer the push being for tighter emissions restrictions, for increased clean energy R&D (maybe a big push for investment through Mosaic), or a clean energy 'Manhattan Project'. All in all, it is wonderful that our clean energy future is coming into focus now. Onwards!