What's best for our country?

The updated changes go in to effect on 1 January 2015, the state Xinhua news agency stated on 2 4 April. These very expected changes come in reaction to a huge amount of community angst over pervading pollution that’s stifled China, the globe’s 2nd-biggest market.

An Increasing Pervasive Pollution Problem

Workers have now been unwilling to go to China owing to the state’s higher pollution speeds. This is serious for the Chinese economy, the environment is one aspect of Chinese life that was sacrificed to maintain the country’s economic growth. Now it seems that the costs are starting to mount, the reality that you cannot indefinitely pollute the land you live on, the water you drink and the air your citizens breathe. An increase in concern is long overdue in China over


Japanese electronics leading Panasonic pronounced in March 2014 it’ll spend a wage premium to its workers working in China, compensating them for enduring China’s pollution.

Panasonic is considered to be the first company to pronounce a premium that compensates for polluted atmosphere.

Previously, in March, Initial Li Keqiang declared a “war on pollution” throughout the state’s yearly parliamentary session.

In 2013 several towns in China, the planet’s biggest vehicle marketplace, have determined to limit the sale of new automobiles. Quickening deliveries have driven municipalities to step-up attempts to fight air pollution.

Land pollution has become increasingly widespread as information of tainted rice and other harvests appears. The latest report that was published last week suggested that nearly 60% of China’s ground water was polluted – a huge figure and something that has genuinely scared the Chinese. There is a report out detailing some of these concerns – you can pick it up from YouTube and on Netflix, you’ll need to access the US version – try this link Watch US Netflix in Canada.

There is an expectation that some good might come from this Chinese crisis, at least in environmental technology. There are reports of some serious money being channeled into research for greener energy sources and technologies. There are some documentaries currently available on the BBC iPlayer which details some of these areas, including some fascinating research in Spain, you can get access by this technique.

Even among environmentalists, wind power is a fairly controversial subject. Many people object to it’s use particularly when huge turbines are placed across our countryside. Other’s argue that it is inefficient and simply not cost effective and other sources of energy like solar should be pursued. So a recent report should be very welcome from those who advocate wind power as an important part of our energy requirements.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has reported that wind power has saved Ireland upwards of one million Euros in energy costs, reduced the level of greenhouse gas emissions and all this without affecting customer’s energy bills. It’s said that Ireland’s wind profile is one the best, something that many Winter visitors would attest to.
Wind Farms

The organisation defended the people who criticised the turbines and the effect on the landscape by insisting that they would be careful where these turbines would be sited. There are many sparsely populated areas and boggy marshes where it’s unlikely to cause an issue. He added that many wind farms have been accepted into communities who have no real issue with them.

There is perhaps more leeway for using wind farms in Ireland and across the water in the United Kingdom purely because there is more space to locate these turbines in areas where the population will not be affected. You can see loads of coverage in local news across the United Kingdom on the BBC website about the protests against wind farms – if you want to watch the actual reports this page explains how to get BBC Iplayer in Ireland.