Hi Edmund, ... http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080929/sc_afp/environmentenergysolarafricamadagascar;_ylt=AuFpbJJ2trlSH4MCxY13OJAPLBIF ... If we have hospitalsMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2008View SourceHi Edmund,
--- In ClimateConcern@yahoogroups.com, "redmeatliberal"
> It's probably redundant to post a link in this group to a story on
> Yahoo, but here it is anyway.
> The story is (obviously) about hospitals in Madagascar using solar
> energy. While they're not replacing fossil fuels (it's more like
> they're replacing "no fuels"), it's still a move toward other energy
> sources. If Madagascar can do it, why can't we?
>If we have hospitals with no electricity we could do this too. We
could even use a similar strategy to replace a small amount of basic
lighting at some hospitals. But to actually power a modern hospital
takes quite a bit of electricity. To replace candlelight in a rural
hospital is relatively easy, to power a modern, climate controlled
hospital it quite another matter.