When it comes to energy conservation there are many avenues you can take to cut back on energy consumption and also save you some extra money. We have only one planet so we better take care of it by being more conservative with our energy resources.
When you are starting a business you are out hunting for the next piece of income. At the same time you are out hunting, set up a farm of sustainable ongoing repeat business you’ll be much more sustainable for the long term.
The following are some basic uses of solar energy. Generate electricity. A solar electric generating system can enable you to reduce your electric bills to zero. (Expensive but there are cost effective solutions worth looking into) Heat spaces. With strategic use of blinds, awnings, and sunrooms, you can heat your home in winter inexpensively. Heat water. The sun can warm your water, and the water can warm your house. Pump water. Pump water into a tank when the sun is shining, and then use the water at any time. Light your landscape. Solar lights around your yard prevent accidents. Light your indoors. Rather than use on-grid lamps, use solar ones. Power remote locations, such as a cabin, RV or boat. Cooking. Build solar-powered ovens and heaters with which to cook food.
Buy new clothes and accessories made from recycled non-clothing. New technologies are making it possible for manmade objects like plastic water bottles to be shredded and woven into fibers to make sweaters and socks. You can find handbags made of recycled candy wrappers, and shoes made from old rubber tires. Everything old is indeed new again.
In many countries tax breaks or credits are available for those who install green energy electricity generation equipment. In the USA, the government and IRS have issued tax breaks or credits for DIY home solar panels for years as an incentive to reduce bulk energy consumption and focus people on sustainable energy sources. No doubt these incentives will increase as the need to move away from carbon intensive forms of electricity generation increase.
Unless you have a free-flowing stream on your property, you can rule out hydropower. And nuclear energy, though it doesn’t use carbon-based fuel, has major waste disposal and other issues.
Tom wanted at least a half dozen hens. Their city ordinance allowed for this, but not for a rooster, which was okay with Tom and Barbara, because they weren’t planning to breed more chickens. A half dozen hens would give them just over two dozen eggs a week. Their manure, when added to their compost heap, will give them a superior fertilizer for their garden.
What we must trust in the future is renewable resources. These resources are all resources that provide us with plenty to offer, and never ends. They recharge and allow us to enjoy them again and again. Renewable resources include solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, geothermal, ocean, and hydropower. We need all this, and we now have access to each of them.