Taking time away from things and places to celebrate what may be the best day we’ve had in a long time in Italy. Referendums passed all over the country to support renewable energy. To keep water public, as it is considered a right of the many. To stay away from nuclear energy. In Milan, specifically, the part of the center that is limited to resident vehicles is being extended. Bike paths are to be increased by 200 kilometers. And the old canals are going to be restored. The use of oil to heat buildings must be stopped by 2015, and new buildings have to incorporate (I believe this is correct) 40% renewable energy. Electric cars are in. Gas guzzlers are out. I’m happy happy happy about this public voice…this public insistence…Perhaps Berlusconi’s days are numbered.