JFK's Dáil Speech From 1963 Works Strangely Well In This New Ad For Wind Power
This works so well
"Jaysus, it's fierce windy out there..."
Given that we could count this saying among our national cathphrases, it's pretty damn hard to believe that we import some 85% of our energy needs from overseas – both as fossil fuels and direct electricity transfers from the UK.
Exposed as we are to the wild Atlantic Ocean, it's a bit crazy that we're not truly harnessing the power of the elements. But we've partnered with the Irish Wind Energy Association to bring you this powerful video message, in the hope that this will soon start to change.
JFK might not have been talking about wind energy when he spoke to the Dáil in 1963, just months before his assassination. But his words ring true more than half a century later, in that strange way the words of visionaries so often do.
Take a look, and let us know what you think.
Sponsored By Irish Wind Energy Association
Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2emissions to prevent climate change.
The primary purpose of the Irish Wind Energy Association is to promote the use of wind power in Ireland. We act as a central point for information for our membership as well as a lobbying group to promote wind energy to government. We research and find solutions to current issues and generally act as the forum for the Irish wind industry.
For more, see windenergy.ie