September 24th: Moving Planet — A Day To Move Beyond Fossil Fuels (Will Environmentalists Embrace the E-Cat?)

Today, September 24th 2011, has been designated by a number of environmental groups as Moving Planet — “a worldwide day to move beyond fossil fuels.” The idea was conceived by organizers from a group called, a global campaign and network that mobilizes against climate change. Here’s the idea behind the day

Moving Planet is a day to put our demands for climate action into motion—marching, biking, skating—calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels. At over 2000 events in 175+ countries, we’re letting leaders know that a movement is rising to move our planet forward to a clean energy future.

With so many people around the world trying to mobilize in favor of clean energy, it will be interesting to see how they might respond to the idea of the E-Cat, which apparently meets the goals of going beyond fossil fuels, and of being a clean energy (carbon free and without radioactive fuel or waste).

Could we see grassroots movements such as those supporting Moving Planet spreading awareness of E-Cat technology and putting pressure on governments and businesses to adopt it as soon as possible?

Or would the fact that there are nuclear reactions involved in this technology, even though they are shielded to safe levels, be a poison pill in this technology — and cause those who are concerned about health risks and environmental contamination to lobby against the E-Cat?

The environmental lobby is very powerful in the political arena, and its backing or opposition could have important consequences if the E-Cat is considered as a viable source of power. It will be interesting to see how the enviromental activist community responds.