March162012
But so many people think we can just use up whatever we have.  We need people with financial wealth to use their resources to demand energy efficient products. This will create jobs and bring the prices of those products within the reach of the general population.

But so many people think we can just use up whatever we have.  We need people with financial wealth to use their resources to demand energy efficient products. This will create jobs and bring the prices of those products within the reach of the general population.

(Source: tripoddiaries, via mothernaturenetwork)

February272012
The wealthy could create million of jobs by making one small commitment - convert to energy efficient homes, boats, swimming pools, cars, offices and manufacturing plants.  If they demanded new products - we would have them and we could begin to compete with India where they are teaching rural women to build and install solar panels, Spain where the resorts have used solar for years and China where they are building energy efficient cities.

The wealthy could create million of jobs by making one small commitment - convert to energy efficient homes, boats, swimming pools, cars, offices and manufacturing plants.  If they demanded new products - we would have them and we could begin to compete with India where they are teaching rural women to build and install solar panels, Spain where the resorts have used solar for years and China where they are building energy efficient cities.

(Source: lifewithautoimmune)

November292011
October72011

MIRRORS, MIRRORS    An aerial view of the Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermosolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Seville, southern Spain.  Rings of reflective panels focus sunlight on the central tower, which uses the energy generated to power steam turbines, creating electricity. (Photo: AFP-Getty via the Telegraph)
That’s hot.  And pretty cool.

MIRRORS, MIRRORS    An aerial view of the Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermosolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Seville, southern Spain.  Rings of reflective panels focus sunlight on the central tower, which uses the energy generated to power steam turbines, creating electricity. (Photo: AFP-Getty via the Telegraph)

That’s hot.  And pretty cool.

(via climateadaptation)

September202011
utnereader: I love this!!!!

Whisky fuels lots of things—rebellions, country and western songs,  and Shane MacGowan, to name just a few. Now it’s going to power 9,000  homes in Scotland.
More specifically, whisky byproducts are going to power the homes, in the distillery-rich region of Speyside, by helping to fuel a local biomass energy plant. Keep reading  …

utnereader: I love this!!!!

Whisky fuels lots of things—rebellions, country and western songs, and Shane MacGowan, to name just a few. Now it’s going to power 9,000 homes in Scotland.

More specifically, whisky byproducts are going to power the homes, in the distillery-rich region of Speyside, by helping to fuel a local biomass energy plant. Keep reading  …

(via unconsumption)

September62011

And this isn’t occurring more frequently because…..?


In Seattle, work starts on “greenest” office building: It’ll be six stories, but expectations are sky-high.

The Bullitt Center — which eventually will use only its own rainwater, generate its own power and compost its own sewage — is the first big office building designed to carry its own environmental weight.

Photo:   Seattle has 12 “living buildings” in the works, places designed to generate as much power as they consume and process their own wastewater. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

And this isn’t occurring more frequently because…..?

In Seattle, work starts on “greenest” office building: It’ll be six stories, but expectations are sky-high.

The Bullitt Center — which eventually will use only its own rainwater, generate its own power and compost its own sewage — is the first big office building designed to carry its own environmental weight.

Photo: Seattle has 12 “living buildings” in the works, places designed to generate as much power as they consume and process their own wastewater. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times, via cocoxbee)

September52011
smarterplanet:


Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclearA surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

via mothernaturenetwork:

smarterplanet:

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

via mothernaturenetwork:

July262011
mothernaturenetwork:

The creators of the Water-Scraper believe that the effects of climate change mean it’s ‘only natural that we will populate the seas someday,’ so they designed this sustainable structure for us to occupy. The Water-Scraper uses wave, wind and solar power, and it even generates its own food through farming, aquaculture and hydroponics. A small forest is nestled on top, along with a garden and livestock, and the living areas are located just below sea level.
Check out some other structures that would let us live in a ‘water world.’

mothernaturenetwork:

The creators of the Water-Scraper believe that the effects of climate change mean it’s ‘only natural that we will populate the seas someday,’ so they designed this sustainable structure for us to occupy. The Water-Scraper uses wave, wind and solar power, and it even generates its own food through farming, aquaculture and hydroponics. A small forest is nestled on top, along with a garden and livestock, and the living areas are located just below sea level.

Check out some other structures that would let us live in a ‘water world.’

(via proletarianinstinct)

June212011
May312011

Why Can’t We Stop Them?

Germany has decided to reduce energy consumption and dismantle nuclear power plants in the next few years. They can do this because they have the will to do so.  Why can’t Americans look at how large companies control our power sources, as well as the food we eat? They are killing us with their greed.

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