2. The Challenging Energy Strategy
At least to those
without a financial interest in the industry, continued pursuit
of a fossil fuel based system seems likely to insure that the
intended goal of CNES will not be realized.
One band of alternative
seekers, The March for Peaceful Energy ("MFPE"), is
centered in College Park, Maryland. MFPE coalesced around a common
belief that fossil fuel is not the most practical application
of knowledge and resources, nor in the best interests of the environment.
Their name reflects
their desire for "(i)mplementation of a new energy strategy
to prevent the US from ever going to war again over oil supplies
and to stop oppression of indigenous peoples from imposed mining
and waste dumping."
MFPE'S first effort will take place on
October 24, 1998, with a symbolic march from the Capitol to the
Lincoln Memorial and speakers to address the peaceful use of energy.
Although many MFPEers are college students, they are aware that
the fossil fuel based system -- petroleum, coal, gas, automotive
and utility industry giants, along with their supporting industrial
concerns, and a tremendous, but apathetic consumer base -- is arrayed against them.