PEI Power Future Looks Bright

It’s a variant of an old saying that just as a truth is getting up in the morning, a lie has traveled half-way around the world. So it is with the lie of “Peak Oil”. Too many people believe the collection of stories claiming the world is running out of oil. But as Russian and Ukrainian researchers have discovered over the last 50 years, crude oil is not a fossil fuel but comes up from the Earth’s magma. Oil wells thought to be dry are refilling. Nations like Cuba and Vietnam, thought to be without any oil, are now taking contracts for oil drilling off their shores.

So it is necessary to fight the poison myth of “Peak Oil” with the facts, as well as with much prayer and patience.

However, it is also true that there are better ways of generating energy than with oil. This report from the Christian Science Monitor, sent via the controversial news website Rense.com, tells of one daring scheme that can pave the way for other countries.

Canada’s smallest province of Prince Edward Island (PEI), which imports almost all her energy, is leading the way with an ambitious plan. By 2016, God willing, the province hopes to generate 30% of her power from alternative energy - especially from wind power. It is generating jobs and income, as well as diversifying the province’s energy mix. Further, it increases her energy independence.

Distributism believes in decentralizing and localizing both government and economy. But it also believes local economies shouldn’t be tied down to one or two industries for their livelihood. PEI has depended much on both agriculture and tourism for her income. With these energy projects underway, her economic future looks brighter. Let’s hope that the province continues down this path toward Distributism. And pray the rest of Canada follows suit.

1 comments:

Katerina Marie Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 2:49:00 PM CST  

I just found this blog and it's so exciting to see this in the blogosphere in the midst of so many neo-cons.

I work in the oil industry and I couldn't agree more with this post.

Keep up the good work!

Many blessings,
Katerina

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