…It would be this… (probably)
I would like to have the power/money/ability/savvy to take Central America and forcefully introduce it to Renewable Energy.
IfÂ every home could have a small solar panel on their roof, or in their ‘garden’, I think you could produce enough energy to keep the home going. I have done no maths to prove this, but would be interested to know if anyone has…
C.A. has a big problem with its fast development… it has been launched into ‘our world’ by Corporate America’s sponsership, and penetration, yet they haven’t really had time to adapt; the production of litter and power consumption are huge yet the means with which to deal with these issues are not in place -Â they burn rubbish on the roadside (or simply LEAVE it by the roadside; which admittedly is only slightly worse than just burying it as we do) and there are frequent power cuts; when the oil-fed generators that keep the countries ticking cant take the strain.
So… what? Why is this happening? I dont really know but i can postulate this:
They either lack the education to deal with the problems, or the resources.
The former would mean a large scale project to help introduce ideas of power saving, recycling and so forth, which from an entirely cycnical/conspirational POV would be difficult because American Oil companies must be raking it in from the huge consumption of oil here,
The latter just cannot be true - the transport out here is fantastic - you can get from anywhere to anywhere with anything for little to nothing- why this doesnt include moving rubbish to a central location maybe through lack of care or just that it is an ‘unnescessary’ expense.
If I could buy one of the large areas of waste land in any of the Central American Countries, and install large solar panels, I would. Providing of course it is both feasible and actually contributes something. I guess, of course if it was it would have been done, no?
The rubbish problem is something completely different. I don’t know how you would cure this. Maybe instead of just burning it wastefully, it could be used to produce power.
A sign in my Hotel:
“Please turn off fans, lights etc when not in use - Nicaragua’s power is produced by burning oil and is very expensive. Welcome to the third world!”
A note scrawled underneath:
“Buy a solar panel!”
I think that says it all.
PS - if anyone out there knows of a project to do just that - install solar panels throughout CA, please let me know. Or if you are interested in starting such a project…