Kuzumaki Off the Grid

This is cool! A little town in Japan, called Kuzumaki generates 161% of its power needs from clean energy.

A marvel, since Japan is a resource-scarce nation, importing 90% of its fuel.

The town, of 8,000 residents, utilizes solar panel arrays, wind farms and methane gas from dairy cow dung. The extra power is sold to neighboring communities.

Kuzumaki’s self-sufficiency is the brainchild of its former mayor, who lobbied for government funding and grants. Now he promotes tourism to Kuzumaki, which hosts more than 400,000 visitors a year.

But, the Kuzumaki’s population is shrinking as younger people move out and older residents die off. Even still, citizens hope their little town serves as a model for the rest of the world.

Imagine New York City or Los Angeles off the grid. It’d take a lot of cow crap!

Via Time Magazine.

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  • Duane M. Navarre  May 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    “Imagine New York City or Los Angeles off the grid. It’d take a lot of cow crap!”

    The human sewer system could be harnessed for its methane gas.

    1% of the jet stream would replace all forms of power on earth.

    Some underwater ocean currents carry multiple times the flow of all rivers
    on earth combined.

    Valcent Technologies has a working prototype that makes biodiesel from algae
    in the desert on non-arable land at a rate of 100,000 gal/acre/yr.

    Geothermal is already being used in california, it could be used elsewhere.

    The central US is the Saudi Arabia of Windpower.

    It could provide all the electrical needs for the entire US 9 times over.

    On February 11, 2010, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory released the first comprehensive update of the wind energy potential by state since 1993, showing that the contiguous United States had potential to install 10,458,945 MW of onshore wind power.[16][17] The capacity could generate 37,000,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) annually, an amount nine times larger than current total U.S. electricity consumption.[18] This amount is also larger than the total U.S. primary energy consumption of 29 PWh in 2005.

    Google “cold fusion experimentally confirmed”

    We have several ways to solve our problems and could make MILLIONS of jobs.

    Instead we keep importing 85% of our oil and enslaving our children and grandchildren.

    Good Luck to you all !

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