If we redirected 25 percent of defense spending to renewable energy, we could spur competition and innovation amongst the top defense contractors for federal renewable energy contracts instead of military contracts.
Could many of the attributes that make the Bay Area such a unique place in which to live and work be at risk? Could the Federal Government pull the rug out from under one of the only bright spots in the entire U.S. economy?
The budget showdown in Congress is being described as a "crisis," "looming catastrophe," "approaching disaster" -- pick your hyperbole. But anything that happens August 2 will pale in comparison to the real fiscal disaster that is several years down the road.