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Eole was for the Romans the god of the wind. In french we call theze "éolienne" wich can be traslated as daugther of Eole. A park of 6 wind turbines was buid in Villers-le-Bouillet, near Vinalmont and close to the motorway. I went off the motorway to take this picture. It was a sunny day, with almost no wind at all. With the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol closing in 2012, the EU has launched discussions on its future long-term strategy to fight global warming. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport and making continued use of market-based mechanisms such as emissions trading are among the main elements of the proposed strategy. But the first and biggest challenge will be to draw all major world emitters - including the US and China - into a binding pollution-cutting scheme. The Kyoto Protocol - a binding addendum to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - requires industrialised countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 5% compared to their 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012. The EU has committed to a reduction of 8% under this first commitment period. This "eoliennes" park is part of Wallonia efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In his comment, Pascal Delfosse add the fact that each wind turbine of that park is producing 1,5 Megawatt/hour which is equivalent of the mean consumption of 600 familly. This means that it is 12000 tons/year of warming gaz that will not be produce and this for each windturbine.

Hope you'll like it. JLoup

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