Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pope To Use Green Energy To Help Youth

Pope Benedict is going to turn his Bavarian home into a green energy making machine. The pope has received nearly 600 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels installed on the roof. The panels are expected to generate 5,800 kilowatt hours of energy a year, which corresponds to saving 11 barrels of petroleum. This power will be sold for around $3,500 dollars annually and the funds are going to be used to fund the education of youth in trade and job skills. The house is located in the Regensburg suburb of Pentling.

The Pope has also announced that he is going to meet with the race-car drivers in the upcoming “Eco-Rally,” car drivers racing on clean energy. The race will take place outside of the Vatican and will finish at Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, and then car drivers will meet the pope and participate in the noontime Sunday Angelus prayer in the courtyard of the papal residence.

Catholic News Service

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