What will happen now in this damaged economy? It would be silly to suggest that the intensity of the focus on green will continue unabated. But we'll see a form of what I'll call "light green" this year.
Obama may soon find that he is committing a big sin against one of the major premises of the reigning ideology, and will create a head-on collision with one of the cherished dogmas of market fundamentalism -- "free trade."
Our companies are not in the energy business, but both of them are making substantial investments in energy efficiency and clean power, not just to be good corporate citizens but because it's good for the bottom line.