30 Mar '13, 11am

#Wind energy in the #Czech Republic. Check out @rvanwaarden on his travels in Eastern Europe and beyond

Sustainable house in Jindrijovice in the Czech Republic. Photographer Robert van Waarden reports on wind energy in rural Czech Republic, as part of the Global Wind Day “wind energy stories” series. “I tried to change things on a national political level but I had to recognise that it wasn’t possible,” says Petr Pavek, leaning against his straw bale house. He gazes out on his property over-looking the little town of Jindřichovice pod Smrkem in the Czech Republic. In the fields below organic vegetables grow, and cows for organic beef graze on the pasture. A totem pole stands next to his pond and a green roofed garage melds into the landscape. In the village a dog barks, and a lone car rumbles along the road. Jindřichovice seems like any other quiet town in rural Czech Republic. But from where Pavek stands, the view is drastically different. In the distance, two wind turbines...

Full article: http://www.ewea.org/blog/2013/03/sustainable-energy-in-ru...

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