As the world recession ends, we will have a world growing with the demands of accelerating economies. These economies will demand a mushrooming volume of powerful energy. Petroleum (fossil fuel) energy is decreasing in availability. Fields are being depleted every year. More and more energy is located in areas where the local authorities despise us and only want to take advantage of our vulnerability. As the global recession yields, the demand will build, perhaps exponentially. We will need every energy source available. This will include energies that are, and need to be, ebullient, efficient, and especially, renewable.
Brazil is considered a leader in alternative energy. A vast amount of its electricity is produced through hydropower and much of the vehicle transportation has been converted to ethanol fuel, a biomass product produced from sugar cane. With the transformation, Brazil is now an exporter of oil instead of an importer despite the fact it has nominal oil reserves.
It is often presumed that self-sufficiency in energy is only for nerds, but this is not true, it is now within the reach of every family or household. If you have lots of money, a solar or wind powered system will cost you about $45,000 and it will take about ten years to recover your investment by getting off the grid. However, you can have the same apparatus for much less than half that amount.
In short, the time is now. The federal government is on the verge of cracking down on the energy industry. In order to meet changing federal regulations, it’s crucial that you produce power supplier. And with so many biomass advantages, you’d be hard pressed to find a better alternative.
Having your own home business offering something people need and want will prepare you for a possible loss of employment. The unemployment rate is going to go way up. In some European countries there is now 30 and 40% unemployment. In the U.S. 9% unemployment is already causing a lot of pain and discomfort for a lot of people. Imagine 40% unemployment. Do not think because it has not happened in your life time that it cannot happen.
On your appliance you will see the number of watts that each appliance uses. A washing machine creating its own hot water for example might 2000 watts. This is 2 kilowatts per hour.
Heck, we all do. Being able to see the Sierra in summer would be phenomenal here in the San Joaquin Valley. Currently, a thick haze blankets that view. I’d prefer cleaner air and an unabstructed look at the mountains naturalist John Muir routinely hiked in and thought of as beautiful.
Both of these methods of extracting energy are now well established and out of consciousness. They are listed as either “other” or “alternative” in most breakdowns of total power generation by energy type.