Pope pursues Heavenly power
In sustainable energy news, Pope Benedict XVI pursues Heavenly power with largest solar plant in Europe.
The project will be situated on 740 acres near the Vatican City at an estimated cost of US$660 million. Through this initiative, it has been estimated that the project will reduce 91,000 CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
It is hope that the solar power station will provide enough electricity for 40,000 homes in Italy by 2014. The Pope has dedicated much of his time to environmental issues and has spoken publicly about the need to protect the earth.
The Germany-born Benedict has been outspoken on environmental issues since becoming pope in 2005. During an address for World Peace Day in 2006, he said: “The destruction of the environment, its improper or selfish use, and the violent hoarding of the Earth’s resources cause grievances, conflicts and wars, precisely because they are the consequences of an inhumane concept of development.”
The Vatican listed pollution as one of seven “social” sins in an effort last year to update the cardinal vices that date to the 6th century.
“You offend God not only by stealing, taking the Lord’s name in vain or coveting your neighbor’s wife but also by wrecking the environment,” Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, said then.
Our sincere gratitude your Holiness for your ideologies and commitment in protecting our planet.