Wind Energy: The Power to Power Ourselves

This is a commercial ad of Irish Wind Energy Association. This commercial was released in January 2016 in Ireland. Under the title of “Wind Energy: The Power to Power Ourselves”. #eightyfive15.

As a nation, we have a long and proud history of punching above our weight. We’ve shown the world how a small country can be a leader on the global stage. And now we have the chance to do so again, but this opportunity has far reaching consequences for Ireland and the entire planet.

There are few places on earth better located to harness the power of the wind. Our island’s unique position on the edge of the Atlantic might bring some inclement weather, but it surrounds us with a valuable natural resource.

An astonishing 85% of our country’s energy needs are imported from abroad, either through fossil fuels or electricity directly from the UK grid. We’re at the mercy of volatile global market prices. Harnessing wind energy – along with other renewable resources – could end that reliance, restoring our energy independence and showing the world how to live without fossil fuels.

It was done by Rothco, Dublin advertising agency. This commercial was directed by Alex Telfer.

Lyrics:
In the years since independence, you have undergone a new and peaceful revolution, transforming the face of this land while still holding to the old spiritual and cultural values.

But prosperity is not enough. Eighty-three years ago, Henry Grattan, demanding the more independent Irish Parliament that would always bear his name, denounced those who were satisfied merely by new grants of economic opportunity.

A great Irish poet once wrote: “I believe profoundly . . . in the future of Ireland . . . that this is an isle of destiny, that that destiny will be glorious . . . and that when our hour is come, we will have something to give to the world.”

My friends: Ireland’s hour has come. You have something to give to the world–and that is a future of peace with freedom.

John F. Kennedy Speeches (Address Before the Irish Parliament, June 28, 1963)

The commercial song is Original Music by Emmett Cooke. This song was produced specifically for the commercial and unfortunately, it is not available to purchase or download on any music sites. Thus, I am not able to get any information about this song. However, if you have any information about this song by any chance, please leave your comment.

President Kennedy and Taoiseach Sean Lemass entering the Dáil Éireann Chamber where the President makes a speech to both houses of the Oireachtas.

President John F. Kennedy spoke in Leinster House before a joint session of the Seanad and the Dail.

Kennedy spoke to both Dáil Éireann and of Seanad Éireann on 28th of June, 1963
In his speech the President discusses the historic relationship between Ireland and the United States, the numerous contributions to society made by Americans of Irish descent, and commends the representatives on Ireland’s social, political, and economic advancements following the Famine.

Wind Energy: The Power to Power Ourselves
Advertising Agency: Rothco, Dublin
Director: Alex Telfer
Music: Original Music by Emmett Cooke

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