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Going Greener – and Healthier

Reading Time: 4 minutes Life is full of dilemmas and paradoxes. I’ve been married to an oil and gas engineering consultant for over 20 years. I’m passionate about nature and care about the future for my children. What do I do? Sack him? Or work to influence his views and do what I can to make a positive difference to our collective future? Situations are often more complex than they initially seem. Much of his work is with gas, a cleaner energy than oil and coal in the transition to a green economy. As he points out in an article, ‘more than a century after the light bulb was invented, most of the African continent remains cloaked in darkness after nightfall. School children often cannot read after dusk, businesses cannot grow, clinics cannot refrigerate medicines or vaccines, and industries are left idle.’ He goes on ‘Using natural gas in parallel with renewables can significantly reduce the

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