Category Archives: Energy

It’s Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now… | Peak Prosperity

Take a look at the above chart and marvel at what ten years of unprecedented money printing can do for an asset market like the S&P 500. The current exponential curve from 2008 makes the previous two market peaks look like molehills next to a mountain. Chris Martenson, founder of Peak Prosperity, takes us back […]

65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

Check out these tiny, inexpensive, energy-efficient homes you can retire comfortably in. With stock prices at all time highs, maybe it’s time to take a little money off the table and invest in a roof over your head. Source: 65 Best Tiny Houses 2017 – Small House Pictures & Plans

Trump is enlisting the rich to help the downtrodden

Donald Trump is assembling a team of elites in the service of populism. That could make him the first “populetist” president.  Can he make the “trickle down” theory work this time?  Check out his appointments and decide for yourself. Source: Trump is enlisting the rich to help the downtrodden

Are Oklahoma Tremors The Fracking Industry Canary?

In 2015 the region experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, more than three times the number in 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.  From January through June of this year, Oklahoma experienced 619 tremors of at least magnitude 2.8. Similar seismic activity reported in other parts of the country where hydraulic fracturing […]

Wind Trees are wind turbines that can power offices and homes 

Here is one of two experimental tree-like sculptures in Paris that efficiently captures multi-directional wind gusts with vertical wind turbines, and converts them into electricity.  Some researchers suggest such vertical micro turbines will be the solution to reducing the large footprint and noise of the huge high-capacity wind turbines.  At present, such trees are significantly more expensive to install and […]

Bangladeshi Inventor Creates Electricity-Free Air Conditioner Out of Plastic Bottles

What a brilliant idea to repurpose plastic drink bottles into low-tech, low-energy air conditioners!  If it works as claimed, it could also be applied in other areas to cut current electricity demand. Source: Bangladeshi Inventor Creates Electricity-Free Air Conditioner Out of Plastic Bottles

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A crisis is brewing that will tear the global system apart

George Friedman, a geopolitical forecaster and strategist, and founder and former chairman of Stratfor, a prominent consulting firm to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, has some sobering predictions for us…and it doesn’t sound good. Source: GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A crisis is brewing that will tear the global system apart – Business Insider

“Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?”

Round homes were the preferred choice of our ancient ancestors. Could they be making a comeback as we become more conscientious about efficiencies? Source: “Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?” : TreeHugger

Family Builds Greenhouse Around Entire Home, Saves Big on Heating Bills

This is about a family that lives in a bubble…a house inside a greenhouse to be exact.  What a great idea!  This is a project I’ve fantasized about building for years but I’m happy to say this family has beaten me to it.  With a durable enough greenhouse, the internal living quarters could be anything, even just […]

Naturalist David Attenborough says sun can save Earth – Yahoo News

David Attenborough, acclaimed nature documentary-maker, calls on the world’s governments to spend a fraction of their defense-related R&D budgets on making renewable energy so cheap that, in ten years , nobody will want to use fossil fuels anymore.  According to Attenborough, capturing only 1/5000th of the solar energy that falls on the earth and moon […]