March 9th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Kalmar, Sweden, a city of 60,000, along with the surrounding 12 towns, adding up to a quarter of million people, is jumping off the grid, cutting oil and switching to biofuel.
City officials insist they’re not eco-freaks, just giving people the tools to make a change, saying the technological part is easy. Changing the culture is hard!
The community will rely on all sorts of eco-friendly power, such as ethanol, biogas and hydropower.
Desperate to get off oil entirely, Kalmar has wanted to kick oil since the 1970s, when oil prices shot up, average price of gas in Sweden is still over $7.50 per gallon, but the city’s new energy aspirations will put Kalmar very close to its goal of being fossil fuel free by 2030.
Kalmar’s revamped energy systems include biogas made from chicken poop and wood waste, as well as an 85% ethanol blend from Brazil, windmills, hydropower, nuclear energy and old school steam power. The switch is also expected to save the town money; The Chicago Tribune reports.
Kuzumaki, Japan is another eco-marvel. The town of 8,000 residents generates 161% of its power from clean energy, using solar panels, wind turbines, cow dung and more!
Read More:Entire Swedish Town Goes Biofuel!
February 16th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Last month, residents of rural Louth Lincolnshire, England believed a mysterious aircraft smashed a local wind turbine to bits. Scaring people and conjuring worries of UFOs.
Citizens reported seeing octopus-like tentacles and glowing orange orbs, which later turned out to be nothing more then fireworks from a nearby 80th birthday party.
And now, not surprisingly, an investigation has concluded that the broken wind turbine is not the result of an alien invasion, but only boring old-fashioned mechanical failure.
The turbine manufacturer says material fatigue caused the bolts securing the 65-foot blade to come loose, but officials will continue to probe exactly what forced the bolts to be placed under unbearable stress; The Telegraph reports.
But Dale Vince the co-founder of Ecotricity, which owns the farm, was a little disappointed by the final outcome. He had hoped it was an alien incident. His favorite theory was that aliens accidentally broke the turbine while trying to steal our wind power technology.
Other whacked out explanations involved frozen urine being jettisoned from a passenger jet or a collision with a flying cow. Flying cows! Yeah, I’m sure aliens can’t wait to make first contact with lunatics like us.
Via Fresh Greens.
Read More:U.K. Wind Turbine Not Killed by Aliens
January 19th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Well, at least that’s what a group of Brits THINK happened. In Louth Lincolnshire, England residents swear they saw an octopus-like UFO destroy one of the local wind turbines.
They also saw orange spheres of light, but those were later determined to be fireworks from a nearby birthday party. The weird part is the third blade from the broken turbine is still missing.
Officials are conducting test and have cordoned off the area, but this won’t stop speculation over a green energy-hating alien octopus from Mars. “Game over man, game over!”
Read More:UFO Death Rays Wind Turbine…