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Thread #168412 Message #4068686
Posted By: The Sandman
18-Aug-20 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Boosting the Irish economy
Subject: BS: Boosting the Irish economy
The Shannon Scheme (1929) and the Rural Electrification Scheme (1946) connected over one million Irish homes and businesses to ESB's network grid.
I suggest a similiar scheme which would convert homes and commercial properties to alternative greener electricity , working on the principle of Keynesian ecopnomics this would not only boost the economy but also contribute to cleaner energy production.
Another suggestion which would have a similiar effect would be the building of desalineation plants to provide a certain proportion of exta fresh water which would be converted from sea water, plus a stockpile of salt which could be used when required for icy travelling conditions
A stipulation that new houses are not granted planning permission without a rainwater collection scheme for grey water use.
Finally a scheme to repair the leaking water pipe system particularly in Dublin and Cork City.