Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy (also known as sustainable energy) is a form of energy that can be sustained (i.e. used and reused without requiring a re-fill, constant replacements or re-charges) thus creating independence from the traditional energy "grid".

Renewable Energy Sources




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Air Heat






Plasma Gasification

Plasma Gasification is a self-sustaining process that converts garbage into electricity.[7]

Fecal Compression



Living "Off-the-Grid" (or Off-Grid for short) refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities (i.e. not being connected to a "grid"). The term grid is mainly used in terms of not being connected to the main or national electrical grid but "Off-the-Grid" homes are typically fully autonomous; meaning they do not rely on municipal water supply, sewer, natural gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services. When referring only to electricity, off-grid can be stand-alone power system or mini-grids powered by renewable energy sources, typically designed to provide a single dwelling or smaller community with electricity. Off-grid electrification is an approach to access electricity used in countries and areas with little access to electricity, due to geographically dispersed populations. A true off-grid house or community is able to operate completely independently of all traditional public utility services.

Earth House

Earth Ship



Government of Canada

Canada, one of the most resource-rich nations in the world, is finally beginning to wake-up to the need for sustainable energy sources. In the 2008 election, and, aside from the "Global Financial Disaster" it became one of the "hottest" topics for debate. Even when discussion turned to Financial issues and the Canadian Economy, it was often pointed out that energy independence could play a significant role in easing the effect of future financial crises, since Canada controls such a large portion of the world's resources, and resource price-fixing and manipulation has played a large part in the financial collapse.






External Links


  1. National Geographic -- Geothermal Energy:
  2. Growing Crops Under Solar Panels (with "agrivoltaics")? Now There’s a Bright Idea:
  3. Anker 757 PowerHouse Battery Review - Crazy Fast and Powerful: | PowerHouse 757 (1229Wh)
  4. Wind Watch: (organization dedicated to showing that "Wind farms" are not so green after all)
  5. Saint John wind farm electricity not allowed on N.B. Power wires:
  6. Air-Source Heat Pumps:
  7. Plasma Gasification:
  8. Metepenagiag First Nation: (have been trying to get funding and/or land for building a Plasma Gasification plant in NB)
  9. US's First Plasma Gasification Waste-to-Energy Plant Online by 2011:
  10. Toto's Poop Bike NEO Completes Its 870 Mile Journey Across Japan: http;//
  11. Japan Creates a Poo-Powered Trike:
  12. HP Envisions Cow-Powered Data Centers:
  13. The Cow-Powered Datacenter:
  14. List of Solar and Wind Suppliers: and Wind Suppliers.pdf
  15. What the heck is a kilowatt hour?:
  16. Photovoltaic (PV) Systems:

See Also

Energy | Smart Grid | Green IT | Sustainability | Permaculture