The problem with these projects is that they tend to be expensive, costing roughly 2.5 to 3.0 million Euro/MW. The turbines themselves represent only a third to one half of the total costs in the projects today while the rest of the costs come from the infrastructure required, maintenance and oversight of the projects. In 2011, Danish energy company DONG Energy made a claim that these types of projects aren’t yet competitive with fossil fuels, however they estimate that they will be in 15 years. Until that point is reached, government funding, subsidies and other incentives will be required to make the projects more economically feasible. Taking that into account, we still heavily subsidize the fossil fuel industry so why not shift some of that funding over to these types of projects? Continue reading
1. Donate to your local food bank or food pantry. Area churches and other organizations often collect extra food for Thanksgiving “baskets.” Call ahead and find out what sort of food is needed first. Often, canned hams, cranberry sauce, and canned sweet potatoes are high on the list of needed foods. Continue reading
Here are some ideas about teaching multiculturalism to your children about various other holiday around the world celebrations during this festive holiday season.
1. Hanukkah or Chanukah Continue reading
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), 16 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 meet the criteria for obesity. And while new cases of obese children are not necessarily growing, the number of children with diabetes is growing. This may well be a backlash of the childhood obesity epidemic.
In one study, artery wall thickness in obese children and teens was found to be as thick as the artery walls of a 45-year-old adult. This means that childhood obesity could have a sort of acceleration effect on heart disease. While the study was not conclusive and the number of participants was small, it does raise a certain red flag of concern. Continue reading
A love of nature is what often inspires builders, manufacturers, and owners of these unique living quarters. After all, living in a tree is living close to nature – surrounded by it, in fact. And these houses use the natural structure of the tree to support the home’s structure. They like the “living” nature of this type of house that moves and creaks in the wind. Continue reading
First, you need to decide how far you want to go in being environmentally friendly. Do you want your home to be 100 percent green, or maybe only 75 or 50 percent? To help answer this question, ask yourself why you are wanting to build an eco dream home. Is it because you believe a natural lifestyle is healthier? Do you care about the environment and want to protect it? You may want a house that is entirely natural and even primitive, or you may want a traditional home with green features. How you address these questions will help you to get a grasp on how far you want your eco dream home to go. Continue reading
Probiotics What Are They?
They are a form of bacteria that is all around good for us. Your intestine has bacteria that could, if they multiply too quickly, cause illness and disease, however, it also has good bacteria that work on your behalf, destroying harmful pathogens, or the bad bacteria. These beneficial bacteria also manufacture some vitamins, in particular, the vital B-complex vitamins. Continue reading
The world is being drawn together by a series of climatic events and may bring a new peace and harmony to our planet, the likes of which we have not experienced as of yet. As we experience more disasters, we also are experiencing the reaching out from new friends and allies. So, all in all, as things get more difficult, we also find new friends and help from otherwise unexpected places. It gives us a new hope and sense of belonging in an ever changing world. Continue reading
1. Work out a budget
You might say you’re “on a budget,” but have you really sat down and worked through the details of what you will need and how much you have to spend? Take some time to work out a realistic budget that takes as many details into account as you can think of. Continue reading