An Alternative Universe
We interrupt the constant obsession with the US election to bring you some good news.
With alternatives available instead of polluting fossil fuels, the question remains, why use fossil fuels? More and more we are hearing success stories of communities and countries that get their energy needs met through cleaner sources than traditional fossil fuel-based generated electricity.
To me it is a complete failure of imagination to continue to use death-inducing fossil fuels when life enhancing alternatives are currently available. Yes, I said death-inducing. I feel strongly about this.
Stirring up political will
Of course what we lack is political will. We also face incredibly low-priced carbon intensive energy sources. But investing in cleaner sources of energy has immediate health benefits and can potentially create a stable locally produced energy.
Writing for the Independent, Paul Ward offers some good news regarding alternative energy sources.
Scotland Generates enough wind energy to power almost every household for an entire month: Wind power is helping Scotland avoid ‘over a million tonnes of carbon emissions a month’
WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said: “Thanks to a combination of increased capacity and stronger winds, output from turbines surged by more than a quarter compared to the same period last year – supplying power equivalent to the electrical needs of over two million homes.
As well as helping to power our homes and businesses, wind power is helping Scotland to avoid over a million tonnes of polluting carbon emissions every month.
Also learn about five countries leading the way to a fossil fuel future