Monday, October 08, 2007

Its Blowing in the Wind

Aloha to you all, I came across this article on a very important environmental issue, I've been talking about it off and on for many years now. The issue is, I've never understood how we live in a country(Australia) that has the capacity, to lead the world in new environmental
technology on a large scale and we've done nothing about it.

We have the perfect landscape for solar and wind technology, to probably supply most of our electrical needs, yet I bet you we probably have the least amount of it, in operation in the western world. Why? because for a hundred years we have been run by weak governments. Most of our history we have let other governments dictate to us whats best for us. First it was Great Britain then America, Japan and now more then ever its China.

Behind all of these countries are large multinational companies, with endless amounts of resources, what ever they want they get. Most of these are mining companies, Australia rely heavily on these companies to keep our economy staying strong. It doesn't matter about the destruction of our environment and our future. Its all about how much money they can make now, how many resources they can get now and the quickest way to do it.

For the life of me, I cant see why the Australian government and big business cant see the massive potential, we have in leading the world in new ways to harness our greatest source of energy, the sun. If there's one thing we have an abundance of here in Australia, its the sun and to a lesser extent wind.

I'm happy that someone has had the insight to use our true resources, that benefit both the earth and humankind. Just looking at that word 'Human-kind', we certainly need to take that name on in a bigger way, if we want to save our glorious planet. What does upset me a little bit is that it's taken an overseas company to get the ball rolling instead of and Australian company(which is usually the case). I just pray that now once and for all, everyone jumps on this bandwagon and pushes Australia to lead the world into a brighter future for the earth and all its inhabitants.

Conergy Plans A$2 Bln Australia Wind Farm
"SYDNEY - Conergy Germany's largest solar energy company by sales, said on Monday it plans to build a A$2 billion (US$1.8 billion)wind farm in Australia as part of a plan to expand the company's presence in Asia-Pacific." Planetark
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