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Joe Nyangon

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Why has "green consumption" of sustainable products (e.g. Whole Foods, Toyota Prius) not permeated electricity consumption?

While many consumers have embraced sustainable products (eg. Whole Foods, Toyota Prius), that ethos has not yet permeated electricity consumption. Why do you think this is the case? Will it always be like this? Will renewable energy consumption be driven only by government mandates? Why? Or do you think this will change? If the marketplace were fair and rational, there would be no need for subsidies and mandates for the renewables and a proper carbon tax would suffice—as is starting to happen in Europe through cap-and-trade system. What will drive the change to clean energy consumption?

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  • Apr 9 2012: 11)there arent any green options(jacuzzi pumps, power tools,toasters,etc
    12) they dont care or believe the green movement is sinister.
    13) they dont believe their actions will make any difference
    14)Theyre tired of being lectured andwant to do what they want at home.
    15)they just buy more products with their savi ngs. "look, imdoing more with same amt")

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