If I were a minister of energy…

In January 2010 the Month of Energy Saving was organized in Ismailli district of Azerbaijan. Competitions, actions and other events took place at some schools. After exchanging views on global warming, COP-15, the consequences of climate change in Azerbaijan, the school children answered the following question “What steps would I undertake if I were a minister of energy?”

In January 2010 the Month of Energy Saving was organized in Ismailli district of Azerbaijan. Competitions, actions and other events took place at some schools. After exchanging views on global warming, COP-15, the consequences of climate change in Azerbaijan, the schoolchildren answered the following question “What steps would I undertake if I were a minister of energy?”

 

School ?1 in Ismailli district is a SPARE school. It actively participates in the project. Schoolchildren gave the answers to the teacher’s question: “What steps would I undertake if I were a minister of energy?” that reflect all problems that schoolchildren of the mountainous region face in their everyday life.

 

So Kjanan Magerramov said: “If I were a minister of energy I would use resources of our mountain rivers more effectively. I would build some low-engine hydro power stations and then there would be no problems with electricity in our district.”

 

Ljaman Gamzaeva would organize the production of solar energy collectors in the republic. “If I were a minister of energy I would have solar batteries produced in our country and supply the people with them at reduced rates. Most days of the year including the winter months are sunny so we can use this inexhaustible energy source with great use for ourselves.”

 

Namick Camilli would be a very strict minister. He would ban the production and import of incandescent light bulbs and oblige everyone to use energy saving ones by Phillips. “Incandescent light bulbs better heat premises than actually illuminate them. That’s why they eat up a lot of electricity.  Last year we replaced all incandescent light bulbs with energy saving light bulbs in our house. There became both more light and more money in the household. If I were a minister of energy first of all I would issue an order about the mandatory switch to energy saving light bulbs first in public offices and then for the whole population.”

 

Salima Djafarova’s suggestion was welcomed with enthusiasm by SPARE group members. Taking into account that most of rural schools have problems with heating, she expressed a desire to organize the production of energy saving pens. “At times it’s impossible not only to sit but also to write essays and to do sums because of the cold in our classrooms. If I were a minister of energy I would organize the production of energy saving pens especially for schoolchildren that would warm up their hands. The pens would radiate heat, they are easy to write with and help kids get good grades”.

Artikkelen ble sist oppdatert: 10.06.2010