Monday, January 10, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords and Solar Power

Congressperson Gabrielle Giffords is one of the nation's strongest supporters of solar energy. You can see this on her "Solar Energy Pageand on every part of social media that she participates in. On her website, you can read her very wonky "Solar Power" blog complete with an informative January 7th post on updated Solar News and Links. Congressperson Giffords has also given extensive testimony on the value of Solar Energy and sponsored initiatives designed to jump start solar power in the United States and the American Southwest. You can see this  enthusiasm on her Youtube Channel in this videoIn that speech, she describes the amount of solar energy available in the state of Alaska as "having the same solar [potential resources] as Germany". Gabrielle Giffords, who miraculously survived brain surgery after being shot in the head by a "lone assassin" yesterday,  has fashioned her political identity with bravery; she has been willing to support and sponsor legislation which would have reduced oil company tax breaks and national dependency on imported oil. In this video,  Ms. Giffords speaks bravely about vandalism attacks on her office and having oil and gas champion Sarah Palin put Giffords in "gunsight crosshairs". Ms. Giffords, who is fully integrated in the world of social networking, has facebook, twitter, and flickr sites that can be followed.  I suggest everyone who cares about solar energy subscribe to her feeds.  Be well, damsel of the Sun and Earth; your citizens need you.

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