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Episode 5 - Thane Heins.


Wind Energy Without Turbines – Is this the Model T of Wind? Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study. Renewable energy could account for almost 80% of the world's energy supply within four decades - but only if governments pursue the policies needed to promote green power, according to a landmark report published on Monday.

Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body of the world's leading climate scientists convened by the United Nations, said that if the full range of renewable technologies were deployed, the world could keep greenhouse gas concentrations to less than 450 parts per million, the level scientists have predicted will be the limit of safety beyond which climate change becomes catastrophic and irreversible.

Investing in renewables to the extent needed would cost only about 1% of global GDP annually, said Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC. The investment that will be needed to meet the greenhouse gas emissions targets demanded by scientists is likely to amount to about $5trn in the next decade, rising to $7trn from 2021 to 2030. Vision: Across the Country, People Are Rising Up to Fight for Change. “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world.”

Vision: Across the Country, People Are Rising Up to Fight for Change

-The late people’s historian Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) Over the years, Milwaukee Labor Press editor Dominique Paul North has covered a “heck of a lot of protests” in Wisconsin. Last summer, a peace rally in Wisconsin’s inner city drew about 100 people calling for the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan. “There was no media coverage,” he says. “I was the only reporter there.” The next day, 40 people attended a tea party event in Wisconsin and every local media outlet was there to cover it. So while it was disappointing, it came as no surprise when most Wisconsin and national media outlets ignored the state’s first anti-inaugural rally on January 3.

Nikola Tesla unlimited free energy forever THEY dont want you to know about. In Snowy Whistler, a House with No Furnace. Canada's first Passivhaus points to the future of green building with wood.

In Snowy Whistler, a House with No Furnace

Second of three parts. Canada's first certified Passivhaus is in Whistler. It took three decades for the ideas embodied in the lone, landmark Saskatchewan Conservation House to return back home to Canada. And it took a group of Austrian businessmen leveraging the 2010 Winter Games to make it happen. The house itself may prove worth the wait. Austria House, nestled just north of Whistler Village, is so well insulated that it needs no furnace. One cob cottage at cobville, with a rocket mass heater. Lindsey Williams - The Elite Speak - DVD 1 Part 5 - Jan/Feb 2010 (To Seduce a Nation)

Hydra - Solar Hydrogen Powered Water Purification. Chava Energy. Man invents machine to convert plastic into oil. HHO Energy. Off-grid-living. Earth formed. Earth sheltered. Structure.

Earth formed. Earth sheltered

Then the shelter and surrounding earth bank is covered with an umbrella comprised of several alternating layers of insulation and polyethylene sheeting, extending beyond the perimeter of the structure 20'. The insulating, water-shedding, 'umbrella' itself is then covered with more earth sufficient to adequately support growth of vegetation for ground-cover. If heavy equipment is not available or affordable, it is feasible that the entire form can be hand-sculpted with only a shovel and other hand tools. It is surprising how much dirt can be moved by one healthy person in a short period of time. .. or even by an aging, out-of-shape codger such as myself.

The reverse mold for my 20' diameter model was created in only twelve hours of hand-digging with a spade. A small 'Bob-Cat' type back-hoe/front-end loader or excavator, a powered conveyor belt, or for larger buildings, larger earth moving equipment, obviously can get the job done much quicker and with less muscle power. DOE's SunShot Initiative Revitalizes 10 Million Solar Roof Plan. The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in 2010 could get a much-needed push from Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu’s recent SunShot initiative.

DOE's SunShot Initiative Revitalizes 10 Million Solar Roof Plan

Sen. Sanders’ legislation aims to put solar panels and water heaters on 10 million American roofs by 2020 but the initiative has been stalled in Congress since July. TRANSITION TOWNS: An Interview with Rob Hopkins. Bag End - Hobbit Houses. By now, all of you have seen, or heard of "Lord of the Rings".

Bag End - Hobbit Houses

One of the most fascinating aspects of this story for me are the underground (earth bermed) homes of the Hobbits. As an energy efficient home, underground homes excel, as the ground temperature varies little, so little heating or cooling is necessary, and the home can be impervious to outdoor environment. Natural heating and cooling can save as much as 85% on your energy bill.

There is a whole group of folks trying to recreate the mystique of the Hobbit houses out of fanaticism ( I mean that in a good way, I'm also a "fan") or out of a sense of security or environmentalism. As I design my Earth Bermed home, I'll add links, commentary, and pictures here as a diary or log of this interesting method of shelter construction. Renewable Energy International. A Low Impact Woodland Home. How to have a home with no house payments and no utility bills! Welcome to The Hopewell Project. FREE ENERGY # 32-1 TOTALLY 100% OFF GRID HOUSE BY THE RENEWABLE ENERGY Part 1. How to send Letters without Using an Envelope.