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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    https://www.iea.org/news/the-world-s-coal-consumption-is-set-to-reach-a-new-high-in-2022-as-the-energy-crisis-shakes-markets Global coal demand is set to increase only marginally in 2022 but enough to push it to an all-time high amid the energy crisis, according to a new IEA report, which...
  2. Off-Grid Alternative & Emergency Power/Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy @ENERGY TOMORROW: Sec Granholm, alongside NNSA Hruby, will announced a major scientific breakthrough accomplished by researchers at our Livermore Lab You don't want to miss this! Tune in LIVE at 10:00 AM ET CHECK THESE TWO LINKS AT 10EST Livestream Livestream THIS...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Power Blackout Risks Loom For Quarter Of All Americans This Winter Power Blackout Risks Loom For Quarter Of All Americans | ZeroHedge
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    U.S. Midwest in danger of rotating power blackouts this summer | Reuters The power grid in the Central United States could be forced to impose rotating blackouts on some of the hottest days of the summer due to rising demand and plant retirements, federal energy officials said in an online...
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    will wood fire heat be the next target of the green crusaders? https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/uk-news/wood-burner-burning-stove-pollution-health-b1776405.html Wood-burning stoves should be sold with a health warning because of the potentially lethal pollution particles they...
  6. The Tech Zone
    This is an interesting device as waste heat is pretty common: on your car, on your roof in summer, on lots of places in the summer, on AC coils, and more. It would be nice if this would be converted to a reasonably priced consumer device. I've been hearing about this tech since at least 2012...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife and I have been looking for a piece of land on the outskirts of the small city we currently live in and WE THINK WE FINALLY FOUND IT! We wanted somewhere between five and ten acres, this piece of land is 9.16 acres. It backs right up to some very pretty foothills and though the land...
  8. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Last year, there were 145... these types of attacks can shutdown systems controls, leaving onsite workers helpless to correct the problems. In 2013 there were nearly 50 types of Malware developed specifically for targeting energy companies. Just thought I'd share the article I'm reading right...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Though I do not have a decent grade to use a microhydro powersystem, I was wondering if it would be a good idea it use microhydro in a landscaping water feature to reduce the amound of power needed to run the water pump. I have a plan to create an 80 foot long stream starting with a fountain...
  10. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Just passing along some info I discovered in my travels. The element copper is vital to human health. The western diet is deficient in this element, which is necessary for cardiovascular health. I discovered I was very deficient in copper about 6 months ago. It can cause varicose veins...
  11. Off Topic Lounge
    Interesting. German industry (and military) ought to applaud the move. Taking households off these finite fuel sources will alleviate the coming shortages. Oh, and household energy security will alleviate the political pressure to divert more finite fuel to the voters (and increase access for...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been looking at energy solutions for TEOTWAWKI. The biggest current draw is my well pump. I live in the Southeast in a rural area, so getting water would not be impossible, but I thought that was a good place to start. I estimated about 5KW. The scenario this is addressing would be long...
  13. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Now I've seen posts here about Nettle, a volunteer plant with so much potential, but nothing on the seed. Last year, I was reading an article by Susun Weed (a pretty well known herbalist) and she briefly mentioned nettle seed. I was intrigued and did some more research. My research showed that...
  14. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I was wondering if anyone has ever made homemade solar cells? I know there is a download in the "Survival Files" section of the board but I was wondering if anyone has ever attempted it.....if so Was it fairly easy? Approximate cost? Any other information about your experience.
  15. DIY - Do It Yourself
    What do you think the best free energy source is that can be set up cheaply and efficiently by someone without too much experience and last a long time?
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    The following are quotes from a NYT article about shale gas drilling. If true, the US is no better off in the long run as far as energy production and will have drilled so at great cost to the environment amd increased energy bills for consumers. "Natural gas companies have been placing...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is common sense stuff, but I found it interesting that they gave values to layers of clothing to show how much energy vs how many layers of clothing to remain comfortable. Saving 30%-40% of your heating energy just by wearing some thermal underwear is an interesting concept, especially if...
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