Wednesday, June 06, 2012

40th World Environment Day:

Ahhh yes, the 40th, where some forty years back some in the U.S. started down the road to alternatives, developing and installing, some are still in place, only to get blocked by the same special interests doing so today as to the development of another industry, with the offshoots that would bring forth, to add to the many we already had and advanced in, making us the envie of the world! Right around the same time we started shipping those experienced and innovative trades in many industries to those that envied for their cheap labor thus huge bottom lines, we consumers didn't get products or services any cheaper then if produced here, for the companies and corporations!

Denmark, Scotland Pave the Way to the Green Economy
June 6, 2012 - Yesterday, June 5, marked the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day. With this year’s theme being “The Green Economy,” one has to take a look at Europe, which has been blazing a green economy trail for others to follow.

Italy, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic — substantial gains in forging a green economy have been made across Europe. Denmark and Scotland stand out when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of their economic activities, whether they originate on the production or consumption side of the ledger.

Denmark’s Parliament at the end of March passed legislation that established two of the most ambitious renewable energy targets of any nation: 35% by 2020 and 100% by 2050. Wind energy currently supplies 25% of Denmark’s electricity, and it’s expected to supply 50% by 2020 The remainder is to come from a mix of renewable heat, smart grid, biogas and other green technologies.

West across the North Sea, Scotland’s made even greater gains, and plans to go Denmark one better in the coming decade. Renewable electricity accounted for more than 1/3 of Scotland’s gross domestic consumption last year, exceeding an ambitious 31% target. Moreover, Scotland’s on pace to meet 100% of electricity demand from renewable resources by 2020 and still produce a surplus for export. read more>>>

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