" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Your renewable energy path


In this Radio Ecoshock on living with renewable energy, you learn how to slash your carbon emissions, while gaining energy independence - hearing from people who do it now.

As climate, peak oil, and economy crash into a perfect storm, get ready to keep going, get off fossil fuels, and get off the grid.

Cam Mather is the publisher of "The Renewable Energy Handbook" He also sells organic produce from his rural home, living with his family - off the electricity grid for 14 years. Mather describes the tech leading to a comfortable home off-grid, with ultra-low fossil fuel use.

Most of us won't be leaving the city any time soon. Let's see what energy solutions we can use right now. We go to the UK, for our second interview with Nick Rosen, the author of "How To Live Off Grid" now updated with a new American version.

More people are going off-grid because:

  • they want energy independence
  • fear of higher energy bills future
  • desire to reduce their carbon footprint to help save the climate
  • distrust of the system
  • weariness of consumerism
  • don't want the guilt of coal or the fear of nuclear power
  • it suits a religious belief or ethic
  • they see Peak Oil coming
  • a Libertarian frame of mind
  • Full of resources and tools anyone can apply. If the government can't/won't act on climate change or peak oil, we can.

    Ends with two short new clips from Noam Chomsky and Bill McKibben about the climate crisis.

    Download the audio for this episode here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern

The signs of oil's madcap price collapse are everywhere.

It's not Rocket Surgery: Choosing an Indoor Mini Wood stove for a Tiny House

This article will focus on one item which can keep you comfortable in cold …

Peak Oil Review - Feb 8

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global …

California Offshore Oil Fracking Permits Halted While Federal Government Performs Environmental Review

The U.S. federal government will stop approving offshore oil fracking …

Peak Oil Review - a Midweek Update - Feb 4

 A midweek update. Price volatility increased this week with oil …

Renewables Could Outcompete Costly, Risky LNG, Investors Warned

A new industry report warns investors, governments and regulators that …

State of The Transition: Oil Oversupply, Shale Bankruptcies, Gas Leaks, and a Whiff of Securities Fraud

There is bad news everywhere for the oil and gas industry.