Is wind farming billionaire Tulsi Tanti another ‘Billionaire for World Peace?
R Buckminster Fuller had an unusual imagination … he saw things in the future that very few others could see. He forecast the possibility of a future driven by individual responsibility (ie, if you see a task or a job that needs to be done, then IT’S YOUR JOB TO DO IT … don’t wait for somebody else to do it).
He would often recall “leaving washrooms tidier, better than they were before” as something as a matter of integrity. It just works (for everyone).
‘Bucky’ as he fondly was known could see a future of 6 billion billionaires at a time when the world’s population was around 4 billion and growing rapidly. Because he knew the facts, and collected massive amounts of data he knew that ‘over population’ could only occur through selfishness and greed because every country that improves it’s standard of living has a corresponding DECREASE in it’s birth rate. Some European developed countries live a very high standard of living, with free medical cover, high employment, high wages and negative population growth rate.
It’s essential to increase the standard of living of the poorest people as quickly as possible and Bucky put forward his concept of a global energy grid (www.GENI.org) as being the fastest way to improve living standards and slow birth rates (not by giving everyone a TV either). Electricity is a clean energy although burning fossil is causing great global concern, but in the poorest areas families survive cooking dried cow dung which is highly toxic and causes major health problems and shortened lives.
Obviously using a renewable source to produce electricity has enormous positive benefits and when this can be developed in poor countries the benefits are even greater. In India Tulsi Tanti is one example of a human being taking personal responsibility … he saw a job that needed to be done and he went to work.
In 1990, Tulsi Tanti invested in two wind turbines and realized their huge potential. In 1995, he formed Suzlon and gradually quit textiles. Suzlon Energy is the sixth largest wind energy company in the world and the largest in Asia. It is presently building what will be among the world’s largest wind parks of its kind at 1,000 MW capacity.
Suzlon is currently concentrating on a global expansion drive. It recently acquired Hansen Transmissions, a Belgian maker of wind-turbine gearboxes. Suzlon is also building a rotor-blade factory in Minnesota and has invested $60m in a factory in Tianjin, China. – > Extract from Wilipedia.
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