Is Wind Power Actually Green

John asks…

Do you think Nuclear Power is a viable solution for future energy production?

With a warming planet and dwindling fossil fuel reserves, there is an obvious need to look into new energy sources. Nuclear power is a controversial topic and i was wondering if people believe it is a good thing, i.e. safe, practical and economically viable. Or do people think there should be an investment in other cleaner fuels i.e. solar wind etc, or whether we need to just consume less energy.

Why?

Windmill Farms answers:

>>>It could be safe, might be practical but definitely not economically viable. No power company has ever built a nuke plant without massive (billions) in loans from the government- no one else will lend them money for building a nuke plant. There is ALWAYS a couple billion $$ cost over run above what it is expected to cost. No one but the government can afford to insure a nuke plant because an accident could cost trillions of dollars. No one wants to try to insure them because the government charges nothing for their insurance. No nuke plant has ever made a profit and also paid off their debts and paid for storage of the waste they produce for the next 50,000 years that it will be dangerous. No one wants one to be built near their house, but to have any real replacement value over coal, thousands of nuke plants would have to be built.<<>>There is ALWAYS a couple billion $$ cost over run above what it is expected to cost.<<>>No one wants to try to insure them because the government charges nothing for their insurance. No one but the government can afford to insure a nuke plant because an accident could cost trillions of dollars. No one wants to try to insure them because the government charges nothing for their insurance. <<>>No nuke plant has ever made a profit and also paid off their debts and paid for storage of the waste…<<>>…they produce for the next 50,000 years that it will be dangerous.<<>>No one wants one to be built near their house,<<>>but to have any real replacement value over coal, thousands of nuke plants would have to be built.<<>>It is not viable due to the up front cost,<<>>the permanent hazardous waste with no place to put it.<<>>Funny how the social engineers are trying to reshape the nuclear power issue globally to make it seem accpetable again<<>>it isn’t.<<<
By who's account? Oh, right, yours. To bad you don't know anything about the issue.

Lisa asks…

Contemplating converting to solar electric power?

Can any one reccommend a site for evaluation of wattage needed and configuration ?

Windmill Farms answers:

Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live completely, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient”

The house is built utilizing natures natural elements, in the shape of an octagon with 8ft wide arch doors on every wall to catch every angle of wind (typical 4 sided homes have half the chance as one with 8 sides. A circle being the most efficient design). Woodburning stoves, solar chimney, solar AC, solar heating, solar water heating (pool and home), solar stove, solar power, wind power, hydrogen powered back up generator, hydrogen back up water heater, hydrogen stove, 2 hydrogen powered trucks, 1 EV (electric vehicle) and satellite internet.

We also built many green small cabins on the ranch that we offer to family, friends and our on-site off-grid workshop guests, including one straw bale, one papercrete, earth bag and adobe, one cob and cordwood, one underground and rammed earth, one log and post and beam and one rock. Each one actually started as a test for what the main house would be and were later finished and turned into guest cabins. I later wrote a guide on how to build with alternative materials using alternative methods for next to nothing.

We raise meat and milk goats, chickens for meat and eggs, ducks for meat and eggs, trap havilina (wild boar pig), rabbit, quail. Brew our own beer from home grown products, preserve our fruits, vegetables, etc. Smoke and jerky the meat, make our own soap, cheese.

There are no utility lines, no water lines, no roads, tv, cell service, etc. On our ranch. EVERYTHING needed is produced here. All electricity comes from 27 solar panels, 2 main wind gens and a back hydrogen generator if needed (typically we can last 9 days with all luxuries of sunless windless weather, hasn’t happened yet). Water is caught and storaged from the rain. Hot water is made with solar batch water heaters with an on-demand hydrogen hot water heater as backup. Even our vehicles use alternative energy (2 hydrogen trucks, 1 EV electric vehicle converted). Because of this we have no bills, no debt and no mortgage.

Anyone interested can check it out at..

Www agua-luna com

I believe this is the first step anyone can make “help the environment”. Once you convert your own life style to a greener more eco friendly route, you can start helping others.

My home has all the comforts listed above plus some. We live very comfortable without effecting the environment. Just saying that tol et you know it’s possible. You may not want to go as extreme as me and my family but anywhere in between is something.

Without getting to in depth here, Using alternative fuels in your vehicles and harnessing your own electricity from the sun, water, earth and wind are the 2 are key elements in making a green transition and erasing your carbon footprint.

Here’s a calculator to find out how much of a green impact your making (carbon footprint)

http://www.conservation.org/act/live_green/carboncalc

if you’d like to make your next step feel free to contact me personally at www agua-luna com

I’ve been installing home made Solar panels. Solar stoves, Solar batch and inline hot water heaters. Solar radiant heating. Solar home heating and AC, along with home made wind gens and other alternative energy items for the last 3 years.

You can even make the above projects on site with simple parts from the local hardware stores or auto stores or junk yards. For more info check out some guides I wrote / compiled on how to DIY www agua-luna com

Again these projects can be accomplished anywhere by anyone.

If you absolutely can’t do anything in your home at least you can put alternative fuels in your car. Most major automotive manufacturers (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, etc) recommend the use of bio fuels, and nearly every car manufacturer in the world approves ethanol blends in their warranty coverage.

In fact your probably even driving an ethanol car and didn’t even know it.

The trick is finding fuel.

I’ve been producing biofuel for about 3 years now, it’s not extremely difficult. Basically you need general household ingredients, a processor (or still for ethanol) and some used oil. Blend it, let separate, screen and use. I complied a guide a while back to help walk you threw the process step by step, just email me or check out..

Www agua-luna com

as for recyling the best way i’ve found without taking money from your won pocket is to join a free freecycle group in your area or visit the habitat for humanity.

If you’d like help in making your self sufficient steps, feel free to contact me directly. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com
on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others “help the environment”.

Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.

Dan Martin
Alterative Energy / Sustainable Consultant, Living 100% on Alternative & Author of How One Simple Yet Incredibly Powerful Resource Is Transforming The Lives of Regular People From All Over The World… Instantly Elevating Their Income & Lowering Their Debt, While Saving The Environment by Using FREE ENERGY… All With Just One Click of A Mouse…For more info Visit:

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Paul asks…

I just saw a green lightning?

It was heavy raining for like 30minutes and suddenly I saw 2 green lightnings, I’ve never seen this before.. Can I have any information about it?
Nothing is wrong with my eyes you retard

Windmill Farms answers:

Green Lightning?
Green/turquoise flashes and/or changing colors: A flash of light in the sky that lingers, pulses and/or changes colors is not lightning, but electrical arcing from shorted-out power lines. These arcs are called ‘power flashes’ and can be triggered by a variety of severe weather – including ice storms, high winds, tornadoes, or by a direct lightning strike. Electrical arcing, whether caused by lightning, ice or wind damage, is very intense, can be as bright as lightning, can illuminate the entire sky and can change color from blue, green, turquoise, red and orange. When lightning strikes an energized power line, an electrical flashover arc can result. Lightning-triggered flashover arcs usually begin during the strike and linger for a few seconds after the strike is over. See our article about flashover arcs for a more in-depth look.
Power flashes are often incorrectly referred to as ‘exploding transformers’. Only a few power flashes are actually transformer explosions – most are caused by shorted-out lines due to broken, crisscrossed or fallen wires.

Carol asks…

What is the best way to create a science project on green car?

I need to create a 9th grade science project on green car and I need to know the best way to do so. As in if you have any ideas please answer this question. Also, I need to know materials as well.

Windmill Farms answers:

I did a project in 10 grade in which I made a Wind Powered Car, I fixed some batteriws and a fan,simple but to give it a green touch u may use the newer laptop’s extended methane kinda battery that workd on fuel-cell technology(its not a battery actually it has fuel shored in it and it kinda converts it into energy like in an engine). Si if you need any more help-feel free to contact me

chao

Michael asks…

How do you build “green?”?

My mother plans on building a small home in Panama to retire in. She’s thinking about making it “green.” I know there’s geo-thermal, gray water, water barrels, wind and solar power, but how do you get someone to build that?

Windmill Farms answers:

Be aware that in Panama almost no one builds “green.” So, there’s almost no experienced contractors who will know what your mother is talking about (they will paint her house with green paint.) Whatever she wants to do, it’s going to cost her more to get there. And, she’s going to have to be able to come up with her own plan and describe it in detail to the builder so that it gets done correctly.

I don’t know how well your mother speaks Spanish, but if she’s not functionally fluent then she might want to consider bringing in a translator to make sure she’s getting her “spirit and intent” across. As long as she has a clear understanding of what she wants (as an end result) and can communicate that to a builder or contractor, then she will be able to get it done.

There are lots of suppliers here in Panama who can provide electrical solutions for things like wind and solar power, but be advised that in Panama the greatest source of electrical power is from hydroelectrical dams, which are about as “green” as it gets. If your mother installs a stand-alone system based on solar or wind power simply because she does not want to use the existing power grid, then she will actually be doing more harm to the environment than good because of the batteries, etc. The greenest way to get electrical power in Panama is to just use the standard service.

With regards to water, there are lots of ways to catch rainwater for example and use it for non-drinking purposes, to flush toilets, water lawns, etc. There are “light” filtration systems that will allow that water to be used for washing clothes, etc. But again, realize that here in Panama sweet water and rainfall is plentiful but not all year long. There is a long (at least three month) dry season which can be longer. Water catchment systems are fine when it’s raining, but she will still want to be on the system for drinking water and as a backup.

The short answer is this – she can do whatever she wants, as long as she knows what she wants to do. Someone will be able to put it together for her. Good luck, and I hope this helps.

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