World carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high.
Coal, oil and gas fired electricity generation are dirty energy: they overload us with carbon which is killing the world. We seem unable to stop it
At last, there is some turning away and focus on renewable sources which don’t permanently damage our world.
I saw an exhilarating TED presentation on Costa Rica’s progress towards the elimination of dirty energy sources.
That little Central American country generates over 98% of its electricity from renewable sources. It plans to be carbon neutral by 2021 just over 2 years away!
We MUST talk this talk. Our children must be taught it at school – they must bring it home and persuade their families to bring about change.
There is still some fracking about. It needs to stop:
Go solar, stop coal power stations, use the wind.
Ex Africa aliquid semper novus: there is a new industrial revolution growing from the grass roots. They can’t wait passively for the electricity infrastructure grid to reach them. The power stations and lines needed will take at least 9 years at a capital investment of $ billions. Can’t see African governments spending that sort of money on their peasants.
So this is what’s happening: the peasants are doing it themselves! Simple cheap ($150) off-grid solar kits are being supplied – enough to power electric light and charge a cellphone. They pay back over 2 years.
There are bigger models which can power fridges,water pumps, tv’s; all the modern utilities of the First World.
“Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy,”
Instead of spending $27 billion on kerosene, candles and batteries they can empower themselves. Government support becomes unnecessary, communities will flourish and look after themselves.
And it is all CLEAN ENERGY.
If peasants in Africa can do it, so can we!
It is inspiring to see these amazing wonders from the Third World!
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You forgot to mention the worlds biggest battery storage in SA (stands for South Australia) courtesy of your African mate Elon!