Jan 25 2010

the Winds of Change, or what Bono can learn from another Irishman

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Ireland is not the cradle of energy pioneers. The country is, after all, an island. No oil. No gas. No nuclear power. Yet Ireland has wind and the country is spawing a community of wind-energy enthusiasts.

One of these enthusiasts is talking about investing more than $1 billion in wind energy plants for South Africa, a middle-income country with huge energy deficits — and the money to pay for new energy sources.

Bono, the Irish singer who is a troubedour of charity for Africans, can learn something from a much less known Irish figure, one Eddie O’Connor, the chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Energy. O’Connor envisions a mighty wind powering African prosperity.

Let the winds blow!

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