Net Zero – of electricity or water – essentially means 100% of that commodity plus storage. Nature provides sunlight and rain when it wishes. We need those commodities when we wish. Residential water storage is relatively easy – from the old western rain-barrels to today’s cisterns. Electricity storage is more difficult and batteries are expensive.
Recently, someone noted that our e-cars have huge batteries. Why not use the battery in our e-car – for which we’ve already paid – to power our home at night? … Keep reading
Here’s a report I find incredibly depressing. Not just because someone or some industry made a lot of money, but because they’ll use that money to continue producing more fossil fuels – with the periodic oil spills from ships, or leaks in their pipe lines, or failures in their off-sea platforms – to thoughtlessly continue to provide energy that’s leading to the disaster of Earth. And as the report states, they also use their money to control legislators, to keep the system going. … Keep reading
Here’s a growing problem facing millions: Many are becoming unable to pay their water bills. As the cost of finding, treating, and delivering potable water increases, so will your water bill. But – it’s doing so at an alarming rate. Without water, what’s life like in your home? Comments afterwards.
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Revealed: millions of Americans can’t
afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade
Exclusive: analysis of US cities shows emergency on
affordability of running water amid Covid-19 pandemic
In tales of the Old West, if one rancher had water and another didn’t, if they couldn’t work out a trade, then a water war – often with shooting – broke out. A few decades ago, Kansas sued Colorado because they believed that dams and other structures built in Colorado diminished the supply of water that flowed to Kansas. A few million dollars in environmental studies and legal fees later, it turned out that Kansas actually had more water now.
I recall an incident in which a Colorado town ran out of water. … Keep reading