Given the recent upheavel in financial markets, analysts are asking if a green economy is the way to go. Thomas Friedman, author of the best-seller The World Is Flat, writes:
"The exciting thing about the energy technology revolution is that it spans the whole economy — from green-collar construction jobs to high-tech solar panel designing jobs. It could lift so many boats.
"You can't base a national economy on credit cards. But you can base it on solar panels, wind turbines, smart biofuels and a massive program to weatherize every building and home in America."