I was doing a lot of driving around the country last week and there were more and more stretches of road with wind farms lining the fields. I quite like them in their majestic glory; turning relentlessly and steadily, giant white stately arms rotating in the air. Quite majestic really.
Now, obviously I don't have to live under one, and I know there are lots of people who hate the things or are fearful of them and the noise they say is produced.
But renewable energy is with us now and has to be for all our futures. And if it's one thing we have in abundance in this weather-benighted island stuck in the Atlantic, it's "grand drying weather" - and they are making a difference.
About a third of our energy needs came from wind last year, and it has been steadily growing. Twenty-four new wind farms came on stream and that makes us the second highest producer in the EU. We're told there's now 4,100 megawatts of energy produced, with each mw enough to power 10,000 homes.
That has to be good and supported, which of course we all do through our carbon taxes and PSO levies. We import all of our oil needs, so any way we can insulate ourselves from that inconsistent market has to be welcome.
How ongoing climate change will help or hinder the process I'm not certain and I'm sure it's precious little use to anyone stuck knee deep in flood water watching windmills turning overhead thinking we're saving the environment.
But perhaps along with the giant windmills and harnessing sea power or gas reserves, it might be the tiniest thing imaginable that will make the biggest difference.
They say every catastrophe has a silver lining, and while panic over the Covid-19 virus continues unabated, one unintended consequence has been to halt the gallop of one of the biggest carbon emitters on the planet.
China's virtual lockdown has cut global emissions by 400 million tonnes as factories close, flights are grounded and roads remain traffic free. Output is the lowest for five years with noxious NO2 air pollution said to be 35pc down on last year's levels.
It seems a microscopic virus has managed to do more than even that other tiny ball of energy - Greta Thunberg - and all the combined political and scientific brains across the world in cleaning up our skies, albeit temporarily.
A whopping 13,000 fewer flights a day are in the air, China being one of the world's biggest airline hubs, accounting for 15pc of all global travel, as people avoid the country.
It will not be for long, I'm sure, but what a message we can learn from it. Satellite images can leave nobody in doubt, not least in that part of the world, about the intense effect of carbon fuels, smog, air quality and the resilience of a people able to get on with life regardless.
What's in Storehouse for William and Kate
We're all living in fear these days. Touching feet is the new embracing, holy communion is being placed into latex-gloved hands, there's not a face mask to be had and sanitising gel has gone the way of the dodo.
So, let's hope handshakers-in-chief William and Kate don't go home from Ireland tomorrow with more than they arrived.
The headlines would be dreadful, and here we are with our céad míle fáilte on open display.
What are we doing with them? Newgrange? Book of Kells? The Burren? Glendalough?
Of course not. Our glorious and magnificent heritage gets distilled, as it ever does for visiting dignitaries, into a bloody pint of Guinness in the Storehouse.