Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Palau: Getting Efficient

Transporting gasoline to island nations is not at all practical. For one thing, gas isn't free. An island has to purchase it for a larger, richer, more powerful nation which can bully the island into paying more than is reasonable for a liter of fuel. Then the island has to get the gas over to it, which creates more costs and poses a serious risk to the environment. For some nations, such as Palau, the environment underwater is just about all they've got going for them, so protecting the reef and the amazing biodiversity of the ocean is of prime concern.

I'm so pleased to be able to report that island nations such as this one have invested in alternative fuels and have come up with some innovative approaches that are sure to please the environmentalists, boost the economy and save the whales.

Way to go Palau!

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