“We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now we can control our future instead of letting the future control us.”―JIMMY CARTER
Most of our household electricity still comes from burning fossil fuels—gas and coal accounts for 60% of total UK usage, for example. The typical North American uses 4,629 kWh of electricity each year, six times the global average of 731 kWh. Europeans use around 1,996 kWh.To become part of the solution to a sustainable energy future, we each need to take a look at where our electricity comes from, how much we use, and decide what to do differently.
Fortunately, there are some excellent models to guide us.
Some Micro Earths have reached 100% energy self-sufficiency by combining energy efficiency measures with renewable options. We’ll be travelling to these secluded communities to investigate how the residents not only save on their electricity bill but also earn residual income, experience fewer power outages, and enjoy greater energy security by making use of local resources rather than relying on imported fuels.
More at http://microearths.com/
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