Hydropower has been a slumbering giant in the energy game. Since the 1960s, its use has actually gone down compared to other energy sources. This is beginning to change.
The fourth technique is bio-gas. Bio-gas is produced naturally via the decomposition of different biological material. This can be from animals and from humans. Farmers can successfully use this method to produce bio-gas. The bio-gas can be used for heating a home or can even be used to cook. This form of alternative energy is also not commonly used inside the city area.
Some of the newer approaches for hydropower include generating that power from the waves in the ocean. Even the waves that occur all day long in the waters there can be used to create energy. It is believed that the use of hydropower will one day be much more significant than it is right now.
In northwest Montana, Flathead Lake contains more than 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. It is the largest natural freshwater lake.
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 sustainable energy sources are implemented that change the cost and environmental damage from worldwide transportation of goods.
Harvesting this solar power efficiently to use is mankind’s current challenge. One collection process which has been developed is called the solar cell. In this device, silicon has been manufactured in such a way to convert the sun’s rays directly into electricity.
In time your cost of living should come down and you will be able to afford extra comforts in life without ever giving up all the comforts you already have.