Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Urban Farming, YAY! Solyndra, NAY!

Today on The Brian Lehrer Show they discussed several issues that concern us locally and nationally.  First there was the unfortunate scandal over Solyndra.  Solyndra was to be the shining example of green energy that would create more jobs and bring cheaper more affordable green energy to the public.  But Solyndra's technology was actually pricier and their business practices were terrible to say the least.  They have recently declared bankruptcy and are being investigated by the FBI.  Fortunately this doesn't mean the end of green energy in America, but it is definitely a set back.

Solyndra, Subsidies, Scandals and Solar

On a lighter note, there was an interview about a lot of the great urban farming being done right here in New York City with June Komisar, writer of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture, and Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, a Greenpoint based urban farm.

Carrot City: Urban Agriculture

Above photo care of NonaBrooklyn.

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