The inspiration for today's comic strip, is an Iowa-based manufacturer using European technology to take the stuff we ate out of yesterday and make the stuff we use to build the stuff we'll live in tomorrow.
The efficiency opportunity is $130 billion dollars a year and 1 million new jobs if we keep working. The green building industry will be the workhorse that pulls us along the path of economic recovery.
The global community has never been as transparently interdependent as it is today. I know that will be particularly clear for those of us in Durban, South Africa, for two weeks of international dialogue on a future pact to tackle global warming.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama boldly proclaimed this to be our opportunity to win the future. But a huge part of winning that future is reducing our reliance on the fuels of the past.