Hydro power has been used ever since water runs down hill and the invention of the water wheel. In this country the big projects are Columbia river dams, TVA dams, Niagara Falls diversion power plant, Colorado River – Hoover Dam. All completed at least 40 years ago and out of the news since that time. In the seventies during one of the energy crises one of the small utility companies looked into putting water turbines at the numerous dams spotted all over New England for furnishing for a canal system long abandoned.

This grant scheme is a good start, but will not cover the homeowner, on a small budget, who wants to do only part of the things needed at a time. A plan still needed, is one that is very attractive to all homeowners and is simple and easy to use. It should have grants for smaller projects, since any change for the better helps the environment.

If you are a keen enthusiast on environment protection, you can be sure of unsustainable hydropower. If you are ready for a little alteration of your life style you will be a real success. The first and foremost will be the solar panels. If you are living in a place where the solar rays are plenty and your roof can support the installation of solar panels you are the appropriate person for this. If you can balance the consumption of power from the grid and from the solar panels, there are avenues that you can feed back some of your excess power back to the grid. They will reward you for this gesture.

Don’t wash them so much. Washing machines consume huge amounts of water and energy, while utilizing harsh detergents and chemicals that do the environment no favors. Try to wash full loads less frequently, and line dry if possible. And avoid dry cleaning if you can.

China is front and center when the future of our planet is discussed. The country may still be communist from a political perspective, but it has taken a strong capitalist approach to economic matters. In fact, it is only a matter of time till the “communist” label is dropped as a whole. While China is experiencing massive economic growth, many see future problems.

After talking about fossil fuel and what will happen if we are running out of fuel ( so-called energy crisis ), let us go straightly into our topic today, the renewable energy. Normally, renewable energy sources like wind power, tidal power and hydropower is used to generate electricity.

Heck, we all do. Being able to see the Sierra in summer would be phenomenal here in the San Joaquin Valley. Currently, a thick haze blankets that view. I’d prefer cleaner air and an unabstructed look at the mountains naturalist John Muir routinely hiked in and thought of as beautiful.

Nowadays, all homeowners are discovering new ways to reduce their electric bills. When you realize you will save money and energy, you will want to build your own solar panels. Whether you are a handyman or not, the thought of making your own electric power is very attractive. It’s a DIY Energy Savings.