It’s now time to park our bikes and take off our helmets as our trip comes to a close.
But before I fully return to reality, I’d like to reflect one last time on our experience.
Our tour provided us a great opportunity to learn how one small country is working to reduce its consumption of energy, develop renewable energy and address climate change in Europe. After its European Union acceptance in 2004, Slovenia began developing a plan to reduce its carbon emissions. From all we witnessed on the tour, it’s clear that Slovenians are taking some serious positive steps toward their goal.
As I noted in earlier posts, Slovenians are focused on developing a solar power industry. And as we pedaled through the country’s streets , we saw a couple hydro power plants and solar collectors on many homes, businesses and public buildings.