Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Clean Electricity

One thing that you notice if you spend any time in Spain are the windmills that lace the country-side. From the south side of Santiago de Compostela you can see the windmills on the hillsides quietly at work. On our recent trip through Spain it was hard not to notice these very modern looking machines all over the country and we even saw a few of the huge blades being shipped on extra long semi-trucks. Spain has been working hard for some time to use more alternative energies and it looks like it is paying off. This week was a particularly blustery week (we were almost blown off the road as we were driving through the mountains in Galicia) and because of that on Monday:

"wind power generation rose to contribute 27 per cent of the country's total power requirement" (The Age: Full Article)

I was impressed.