I have been reading and hearing a lot of discussion lately about the very real potential for a serious economic collapse of the U.S. economy. This discussion is not coming from government, industry or the wealthy one percent. For them this is an inconvenient discussion, and does not work with their plans and positions of wealth and power.
What is sustainable living? It’s living more simply where “simply” may be defined as “regular” or “unpretentious”. It does not, however, means that you go pack your backpack and tent and go live in the woods and be a hermit. It does not mean you stop eating meat and go vegetarian. It does not mean you forgo of the finer things in life and sulk for the rest of your natural existence. In plain words, living more simply is doing without the unnecessary clutter that you constantly surround yourself.
Following the fall of the dynasties Egypt suffered through power supplier hundreds of years of foreign occupation by Persians Turks Romans and Greeks. Napoleon Bonaparte even controlled the country for a short period of time.
We have been using hydropower for quite some time. Hoover Dam was built in 1936 and at the time was the biggest in the US. Nine years later came the Grand Coulee Dam. The largest in the world currently is The Three Gorges Dam in China on the Yangtze River. It puts out 22,500 mega-watts. America has about 2,000 operating hydropower plants.Worldwide hydro-electric produces 675,000 MW of power. That is equal to 3.6 billion barrels of oil.
Since you don’t have to leave society and are still earning money it just takes a matter of time to replace everything with energy-efficient products and end even add energy producing technology to your house.
The next frontier is Water Turbines.These are similar to wind turbines and are placed in the water currents. The current spins the turbine to produce electricity. This technology dates back to the Romans. Nova Scotia has a turbine producing 20 MW since 1984. La Rance barrage in Normandy puts out 240 MW and was installed in 1966. In 2007 New York City tried installing turbines in the Hudson river. The current was so strong it was snapping the 20 foot blades. In 2010 using what they have learned a new project is under way to install 30 underwater turbines in the East river between Queens and Roosevelt Island. The completion will be sometime in 2011 if all goes according to schedule.
There are now lots of raw food recipe ideas available in books, magazines and on the internet. Why not check out one or two of these and find something that works for you?