Solar Panels, originally uploaded by Living Off Grid

The bad news: we’re in the midst of a recession. Thg good news: we’re beginning to change our energy habits. Solar energy, for example, is now the fastest-growing energy sector in the U.S. (67% 2010 growth; 66% growth just in the first quarter of 2011) and in the world (70% 2010 growth). Meanwhile, China has recently doubled its goal of 5 GW to 10 GW of installed solar capacity by 2015. There’s more on the subject at