Solving Climate Change Now: The Clean Energy “Moonshot” Approach


Picking climate change as the problem I’d like to fix is the easy part — who wouldn’t pick it? The hard part is to envision a solution that isn’t either blue sky or far away in the future. That’s where a unique program called the California Clean Energy “Moonshot” offers a real-time, present moment answer.

The “Moonshot” is a community effort that can be expanded globally. It aims at 100 percent renewable energy production with 0 percent carbon emissions. How? Several premises are at work:

  • The technologies for renewable clean energy already exist in the form of solar and wind power, hydrogen fuel cells, and advanced storage techniques for electricity.
  • Large power grids lose massive amounts of energy during transmission. They are inefficient, inflexible, and no one wants them built in their backyard.
  • By turning to microgrids at the community level, the liabilities of massive power grids are eliminated.
  • Microgrids can be made profitable enough to attract business investment, with vast pools of private capital waiting in the wings to fund them.


Healing the Deeper Wound

Healing yourself comes in two stages – first releasing the energy of suffering, then replacing it with the soul’s energy.  It is a gentle and fragile path, very much like holding on to a thread as it leads  you from step to step.  If you take the time to listen to the voice of silence, you will be astonished at the power you have at your command, however long that power has been overlooked. – Deepak Chopra