Saturday, May 2, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom rides the big wave

I'm cross posting "San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom rides the big wave," (hot linked to headline above), to Colored Oponions because:

1) Wave energy is quite likely to become an issue in the Netherlands, where Colored Opinions makes his/its home, and,

2) San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is now running to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's Governor Greenwash II, has unbounded political ambition, including visions of the post-Obama White House. And, he's not disqualified from running, as Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's Governor Greenwash I, is, by non-native birth.

3) Colored Opinions, the blog, is largely concerned with immigration, democracy, and, regionally, with Africa, and I've include this paragraph comparing big multinational corporate energy's colonization of the California Coast to its global, and more extreme, but still structurally similar colonization of Africa:

"WaveConnect would generate far more electricity than the 86,221 residents of Mendocino and 129,000 residents of Humboldt County could purchase or use. Most of the power would be purchased instead, by rate payers in power hungry, population dense, and, relatively rich, cities on the Southwest Regional Power Grid.

California's Mendocino and Humboldt Counties would thus become resource ransacked, environmentally assaulted, internal colonies, generating power for distant cities, and, profit for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Their role, within the domestic energy economy, would be similar to that of de facto colonies in Africa, which are, on a global, and, far more devastating scale, resource ransacked and environmentally assaulted.

Big energy most often colonizes Africa for fossil fuels and uranium, to generate power in the imperial nations, and profit for multinational energy corporations, including PG&E.

In 2003, PG&E generated a list of African nations as sources for new natural gas imports to the U.S., although, even two years, later, in 2005, only 20% of Angolans had electricity."

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