|Integrated Clean Energy for Peace and Climate|
There is a way to cool our overheated planet and energize the global economy.
Even the most skeptical person, uncertain of the impact of fossil fuels on the world's climate, would have to agree the global reliance on oil, coal and gas is causing serious and expensive problems for people everywhere on Earth. There is nothing controversial about the hundreds of billions of dollars spent each year on wars, health bills, loss of wildlife, and budget crunch caused by our reliance on carbon based fuels. The costs of our global energy crisis are richly covered in all our daily media channels.
According to the world's scientific consensus these costs are insignificant compared to the damage caused to our planet from carbon-induced climate change. But even without this overshadowing global catastrophe, there is a firm economic foundation for a shift to:
I C E - Integrated Clean Energy
Integrated Clean Energy systems rely on the abundant power from solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and ocean energy technology. Integrating these renewable energy inputs into a workable economy requires considerable revision of the energy infrastructure, a shift towards more distributed energy systems, and the introduction of specialized components like fuel cells and flow-cell batteries.
A shift to Integrated Clean Energy systems is seen as a threat to the oil and coal companies, the entire edifice of centralized power companies, the status-quo automotive industry, the tax structure of all governments and the pay checks of armies of people employed in the carbon-energy industries. Carbon based energy systems will be replaced, but it won't happen overnight nor will it happen everywhere with the same speed. That's where OPERATION ICE PAC comes in.
Operation ICE PAC
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Regional Action Program for Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Development, 2001-2005 includes an ambitious and exciting initiative to "Promote and assist a dedicated global project to create 100% renewable energy, hydrogen based economies in the small island developing states of the region." More
While it will be very difficult, politically and economically, for the major industrial nations to shift to Integrated Clean Energy, there are at least 36 small island developing states that welcome the idea of casting off the yoke of the Middle East oil barrens and the multinational oil companies. These small countries have offered to work in association with the renewable energy industries to achieve 100% Integrated Clean Energy Economies - and that's what this web site is about. If the world can work together to convert even one island nation to the new energy economy, we will have developed a blueprint for the energy future of our planet. If we succeed in converting all of them to Integrated Clean Energy Economies, three quarters of the surface area of our planet will be up and running on nonpolluting energy and the conversion process will quickly spread to rural areas and finally urban areas all over the world.
This website is about a project launched in 2000 to promote a United Nations project attempting to devise ways for the Small Island Developing States to establish 100% renewable energy. I have left the website on line and if you are interested in how and why this goal might have been achieved please do browse through the pages here.
The failed thanks to the Fossil Fuel Industries desire to keep the small islands (and everyone else) enslaved to their products; a bondage the planet is still enduring in 2017.
After the energy companies installed Mr. Bush in the White House I knew it was hopeless to try to push a global effort towards renewable energy agenda for at least 8 years - and it has turned out to be 17 years and with the new regime in the White House, we are all in for another decade of fossil fuel folly - wars and all.
I turned to promoting tourism and cruising in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. This was a whole lot more satisfying. My personal goal was to find the most beautiful sights and most fun activities in New Caledonia and Vanuatu and to take stunning photographs of them.
My wife Frederique and I created 4 interactive digital travel guides; the Rocket Travel Guide to New Caledonia, the Nautical Cruising Guide to New Caledonia, the Rocket Travel Guide to Vanuatu and the Rocket Cruising Guide to Vanuatu.
We publish a photo gallery that documents in Virtual Reality the magnificent living coral reefs of the New Caledonia Lagoon World Heritage Site in the hope of preserving the beauty of these reefs for future generations that very likely will not see them anywhere at all.
Our goal is to contribute to the sustainable tourism development of New Caledonia and Vanuatu. We have helped promote Vanuatu and New Caledonia as major cruising grounds for Superyachts and foreign yachts.