Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuvalu Target

I read today that Tuvalu has set itself a target to be completely powered by renewable energy by 2020. Not only is this a fantastic effort by this small country; but at the same time it pokes a pretty big hole in the old "wreck the economy" theory - when an economy with GDP of 15 million (compared to Australia's 800 billion) is capable of such a transformational change.

Part of the effort is the solar system on the grandstand at the football ground, which produces 5% of the energy for the town, and in just over a year has saved 17,000 litres of generator fuel.

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