Gallery: Vatican City Crowned the ‘Greenest State In the World’


Last year Inhabitat reported that the Vatican was spending $660 million on a massive 100MW photovoltaic installation that would effectively be Europe’s largest solar power plant. Now complete and in operation, the installation of this array has not only made Vatican City the first solar powered nation state in the world, but according to the state’s official newspaper, it is now the greenest state in the world.

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  1. Leif Knutsen May 2, 2014 at 10:37 am

    That is all well and good as far as it goes. However IMO the true change will not happen until the green revolution is used to lift the poorest of the poor from the abject poverty and pollution they are forced to endure. A small solar system can bring light to the night, charge recycled cell phones for community connection, improve education, health, birth control, even income, safety, peace and more from the bottom up. Distributed Green Energy brings wealth to the poor, not profits to the Pollutocrats.

    “War becomes perpetual when used as a rational for peace,” Norman Solomon. “Peace becomes perpetual when used as a rational for survival.” Yours truly.

    This massive solar endeavor was undertaken both to showcase as well as save money for the already fairly well off. I trust that the new Pope will will remain true to his humbled roots.

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