Sierra Club: After we're done with this fat fuck I'm coming after you.
Natural Gas: Right back at you buddy.
Sierra Club: Deal now...
Natural Gas: Duel later...
While I think a united front is a good idea I'm not going to hold my breath on a Sierra Club deal. Pragmatism may temporarily exist in such an organization but there's little hope of a long term relationship between industrialists and environmentalists. That's ok though... There's a better partnership.
Natural Gas, Solar... Solar, Natural Gas
When I think about the electrical power system, hydro and natural gas immediately come to mind as widly available balancing resources that match up well with solar. These resources are CONVENTIONAL, COMPETITIVE, have POLITICAL LEVERAGE and they're GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE. For the time being hydro is in hybernation which takes this resource out of the game to some degree. Natural gas on the other hand is waking up to a brand new day. I think the SEIA and the AGA should form an alliance.
Go after Coal. Chip away at coal's market share and divy up the spoils between solar and natural gas. Design pollution regulations and system operating regulations that are coordinated and mutually beneficial.
Independence Day isn't about beating the Brits back in the day. Independence Day is about united communities living, working, fussing, fighting, fixing and celebrating together. I think the solar and natural gas communities should do some fussing and fighting and fixing together. Could be fun.