Are you building a new home or are you just updating the one you already own and are considering a new sustainable heating solution? Because utility costs are on the rise and people are becoming more and more concerned about the environment, sustainable heating solutions are more important than they ever were. But what is available and which ones would be right for your home?
On your appliance you will see the number of watts that each appliance uses. A washing machine creating its own hot water for example might 2000 watts. This is 2 kilowatts per hour.
In order to do more than just barely survive, first we have to simplify our lives. We must learn to need and want less. We can learn to get our enjoyment and entertainment from lower cost or free sustainable sources. We live in a time of unbelievable over consumption of all kinds of goods, including expensive food from all over the world. We will need to rely on local products and local food sources. Part of the change that will be coming has to do with the transportation of goods across the world. We will see that slow way down and goods from far away will be extremely expensive. At least until new energy company sources are implemented that change the cost and environmental damage from worldwide transportation of goods.
The fact that we have so many different types of renewable energy sources to choose from means we can use them to our benefit. In some locations it doesn’t make sense to rely upon certain types of them. Yet in other places it certainly doesn’t make sense not to incorporate such a fascinating opportunity. The type of renewable resource that most people are aware of is solar energy.
Without delving into a mathematics lecture, if you can get a customer to pay you once and then to keep paying you, or give them a reason to come back and purchase from you again and again, your customers are much more valuable than if you can only get one sale out of them.
Let’s see where we are to invest and what sources of energy to develop – geothermal energy, solar power, hydropower, tidal power and biomass. Plus, there are also areas of hydrogen and ocean energy.
In order to meet this demand, we will have to focus on research and then development of energy technologies that are not only sustainable, but profitable.
When compared to the United States, the efforts of China are amazing. We often view China as a country “catching up” to the rest of the world. With the large investment in renewable energy, it is clear that China is now leading in the energy arena instead of following. Perhaps those future conflicts will not come to be.