The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming novel EcoGuerrillas. Energy The solution is easy to articulate but nearly impossible to implement: stop using fossil fuels immediately. We realize that this sounds alarmist, but we see no other single action that could have as broad an impact as the complete cessation of the use of … More Basic Stances — Energy: Electricity
Electricity is a tool that must be managed responsibly. Our three precepts must guide our energy strategy.
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Solar radiation evaporates water and creates temperature differentials across the globe. This moves moisture and air over the Earth’s surface, resulting in wind, precipitation, and rivers. Wind power has been used by humans for thousands of years: pushing boats, turning windmills, and powering modern wind turbines. Hydroelectric dams are the dominant way that industrial societies use flowing water to generate electricity.
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Second-level power generation comes from the combustion of ancient or modern biomass. The third level of energy generation uses the consumption of biomass to create energy. … More Future Energy Generation — Level II & III
Humans are ingenious and we have developed many strategies for wresting power from nuclear fission and fusion. All energy generation can be traced back to radioactive decay, whether it is the sun or unstable elements here on Earth. … More Future Energy Generation — Level I
Electricity per se is not the problem. We are Luddites but only in the true sense of that word. In the early 1800s, when a group of English weavers destroyed mechanized looms, they were not protesting the industrial revolution, they were protesting the changing relationship between society and technology. We are not against electricity, we are against the way in which our society had decided to use this tool. … More Future Energy Generation — The Problem Isn’t Electricity