When thinking in stereotypes, the list for what is referred to by 'typically Dutch' would probably look something like this: cheese, dykes, tulips, bikes, wooden shoes, Anne Frank-house, Rembrandt, pot, Zwarte Piet and mills.
Next time you hear a Peak Oil alarmist prophesying doom, calm him down by pointing out that if natural energy resources were to ever run dry, we would already be living in an alternative solar-windmill-algae cheap energy nirvana.
There it was in the recent Fiscal Cliff deal -- more tax breaks for windmills, electric cars, biodiesel, algae (algae?!), and of course 14 different flavors of ethanol. How many failures will it take before progressives wake up to the fact that they are being sold a bill of goods?
Can wind energy save us from perpetuating the perils of coal, oil and gas? Two new NRDC studies emphatically say, YES! These reports show us the benefits of wind energy on our economy, workers health and communities.
Some argue there are environmental impacts of offshore wind power, but here's never been a single wind-mining disaster, no ground water contamination from wind fracking and no clean up needed from a massive wind spill.
Begin the process of transitioning from the waning old economy to the emerging sustainable world, as soon as you can. This doesn't mean you have to work on organic farms, build green buildings or install windmills.