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Misconceptions: We hear that “flying is bad”, that “flying causes climate change”, that we must “avoid flying at any cost”, even that “we should be ashamed of flying”. There are many companies offering carbon offsetting for flights only – as if only flying would produce carbon emissions...

This is plain wrong: Flying is not bad in itself – flying on fossil fuels is bad!

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The US government is providing the company Abengoa Solar with $ 1,45 billion in loan guarantees to kick-start the construction of the largest solar power plant in the world in Arizona at Gila Bend near Phoenix. The Solana project will have the capacity to generate 280 MW of power. This will provide 100 permanent jobs and 1,500 temporary construction jobs. This is a smart move. America needs hundreds more plants like this. Solar energy is the answer – not nuclear.

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