Saturday, April 21, 2012

Natural Resources


I always wondered why we never go in for the natural resources that is available in plenty. Sunlight and wind power are just two of them.

(Gisele Bundchen)

Last week I read in the papers that a housing complex in Pune installed windmills in their complex. One windmill each on top of every building. A novel idea to reduce the monthly electricity bill.

I  agree with what Achim Steiner (Executive Director of UNEP) had to say “If you cannot produce enough electricity for a building on the equator, where on earth would you do it?”
This was in response to the objection that the people had in installing solar panels in Kenya “you know you can’t do this in Africa, these technologies are too complicated. They are expensive, it is all wrong, we are on the equator”

Achim continued “I still have a dream that in Kenya twenty years from now with the photo voltaic and solar revolution what we will actually see is the rural areas of the country generating the electricity and selling it to the cities” .... . . . . . . . . to continue reading click here

15 comments:

Marie said...

Something every one should think of.... saving energy.

Haddock said...

Yes Marie, saving energy as well as reducing pollution.

Pondside said...

What a wonderfully eclectic blog you have. I enjoyed reading back through some of your older posts - just the sort of variety that I enjoy.

Bikramjit said...

India has such a vast resource of natural resources , our leaders and others need to think of a way to use it and help ... but then as long as corruption is there i doubt if things will happen

Bikram's

Annalisa Crawford said...

I love the idea of using natural resources, but there are so many people in England who object because they don't want a wind farm spoiling their view - it's so short-sighted!

Donna B. McNicol said...

We have a full solar setup on our RV and love it. The generator is backup for cloudy days. We can go two weeks without needing to hookup for water and dump our tanks.

We plan to look into solar for our home in TN when we finally build it.

....Petty Witter said...

Interesting stuff. All of the rented houses in our area are being fitted with solar panels which it seems are still cost effective despite the fact that we don't exactly get an awful lot of sunshine here in the north east of England.

Haddock said...

Agree with you Bikramjit, the resources are not tapped.

Haddock said...

Very true Annalisa, people want to do/not do things for their own benefit.

Haddock said...

That is the right way Donna.
Thanks for dropping by.

Haddock said...

Sigh.... wish all did the same.... imagine the saving.

Slamdunk said...

Saving energy is easier said than done. It requires planning and commitment--something we should all be doing.

Haddock said...

You got the right word - commitment.

Indrani said...

Perfect for Earth day event!
Alternative sources of energy will indeed reduce energy crisis in world.

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