Ethanol is a renewable alternative to gasoline. America’s top open wheel series, Indy car, runs on a 98 ethanol mix. Ethanol burns more cleanly than gasoline, can produce higher performance, and is not a fossil fuel.
As a result, auto manufacturers are producing more and more ethanol powered or, better yer, flex fuel cars. A flex fuel car can run on gasoline or an ethanol/gasoline blend of up to 85 ethanol. Flex fuel vehicles mean that the owner does not have to drive around looking for an ethanol station but (more…)
There are quite a few promising lines of research in alternative energy. One of them is obtaining electricity from rubbish.
Processing waste to create energy reduces landfill content as well as reliance on fossil fuels. In fact some first world countries are even exporting garbage to third world locations. Most waste to energy plants process waste biomass such as food or garden waste. They may do this by burning the waste and capturing the heat, but there (more…)
What was once the domain of the counter culture crowd and survivalists in rural areas; the idea of “living off the grid” has recently gained popularity, in of all places, the suburbs.
But what does living off the grid truly mean?
Urban or suburban homesteading, as it is being called by some, is about living a more fulfilling, sustainable and simpler life in the midst of our busy modern world.
Does this mean I have to read by candlelight?
Go for it! But you don’t have to. Get more information here. In terms of power and energy conservation, it involves the use of new and innovative ways of generating electricity, such as: battery, solar, hydro and wind systems just for starters.
Do I get to have chickens in my backyard?
If you want some, absolutely! In terms of food, it’s all about being organic. A well planned garden, as well as creating an edible landscape in your front and back yard, can provide healthy food for your family all year round.
Where do I start?
Living off the grid is challenging, but the wealth of information currently available on the internet is quickly making it a very attainable venture. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to take care of your family – especially in the event of an emergency – while at the same time creating your own little self-sustaining oasis.