Citizen Primaries: Energy. Pecoraro Scanio.

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The Citizen Primaries initiative of this Blog have received their first expression of support from a Party Secretary. Here's the opinion of Alfonso Pecorario Scanio of the Verdi (Green Party) on the Energy proposals

"Dear Beppe,

Having discussed this with the National Executive, I’m writing to tell you that the Verdi are formally supporting the Citizen Primaries initiative and your proposals concerning energy which anyway, coincide perfectly with our ideas and our programme. We commit to get the Union to accept these ideas and to get them into the Government programme to the greatest extent  possible. Il Sole che Ride {The Laughing Sun} is already committed, in all the local and regional authorities where it is present, to develop incentives for saving and improving the efficiency of energy use, to develop safe sources that are clean and renewable and for having sustainable mobility. These have always been our priorities.”

Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, President of the Verdi

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Generally speaking your initiative is definately a very good one. However, if only all these political parties that are now backing you up with some lovely (hand written) letters were serious about the environmental subject. The common ground for most bloggers here is that they will make a promise they will not be able to keep.Until this deviated thinking mentality will not disappear from us voters, it will be very unlikely that we grant our votes. I make a suggestion for our future politicians. You want to win the election by making promises? Very well, we set up measurements criteria to see if you are doing the job we elected you for. Let's see an example: promise 1: I will establish that at leat for a Sunday a month in the big cities cars will not be allowed in the historic centres. In exchange for citizen's patience, i will provide 10000 bicicles free for all those wanting to use them (just need an ID card from the users). Now: we are now in the first 6 months of the new government. IS something happened to set up the promise's schedule above? Noo?...very bad indeed!. Now, broke in the first year more than 50% of the promises and you are out of the games my friend......maybe i am just a dreamer.....ciao

Posted by: Morris Ruffoni | January 19, 2006 04:26 PM

I know, Prince, and I agree with you.
I was in Africa last year, and I saw that people can live without our comforts at all, but be happy with their life. I met so many friendly people over there, everybody laughs and speeks wtih you...
It's a beautiful land!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 13, 2006 07:03 PM

I don't think that change would kill people.
Of course I speak for myself because I come from a little village where if you did not have the phone or a TV set you didn't give a damn.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 13, 2006 06:04 PM

The big problem is that if we really want to save the environment, we must completely change our course of action and our lifestyle and give up many habits and comforts...
I don't know how much people are ready to do it!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 13, 2006 05:42 PM

Almost everywhere the Greens have lost their identity. The Green Party was a fighter group, which goal was the strenuous protection of the environment, not a lazy institutional party, like now! In Germany is the same: Joska Fischer, the Green's leader, turned into a quiet governing authority, so that his voters - angry and disappointed- throw green near-permanent paint on his face! He had a green nose for two months!
It's happened a few years ago!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 12, 2006 09:15 PM

Anyway, this guy is a phony as all of his party.
The Green Party in Italy is only a name: those people are just demagogues and a waste of skin.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 12, 2006 06:24 PM

Experience tells that politicians would do anything to get votes, only to campaign with the same promises over and over again. The problem has never been the pre-electoral agreement. Politicians would agree to send you on the Moon, provided you cast your ballot in the right direction. The real problem has always been the delivery. Ineed, Italian politicians do not establish their "reputation" upon delivery with the many, namely the citizens, but only with the few, namely the oligarchy. Power is given to them, they do what they want with it, then they ask for power again. You are left with your old problems, and they have a nice life built upon your misery.

Posted by: Luc dePlume | January 12, 2006 05:44 PM

That is grat. I also like it when candidates keep in touch with the average citizen, makes me want to support them even more.
Raymond B

Posted by: Raymond B | January 12, 2006 02:11 AM

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