Ecocentricity Blog: Front Three - Renewable Energy

Jun 5, 2017 2:30 PM ET

It turns out that we already have some remarkably innovative renewable energy storage solutions. Tip of the cap to Drawdown for clueing me in on a cool one: gravitational potential energy.


We’re 28.5714285714% of the way up Mount Sustainability! In related news, dividing by seven is hard.

(Math side note: Did you know that when you divide any number one through six by the number seven, you get the same repeating sequence of numbers? For instance, 1/7 = 0.142857142857 and 6/7 = 0.857142857142. Same order of numbers, just with a different starting point. Math is fun!)

Well that just wasted 65 words of my post. Ack! Now I’ve wasted 78 words! Focus John!

Okay, we’ve reached the Renewable Energy front, the third on our journey. Much like the Zero Waste front, this one is reasonably well-traversed. Most people understand that sunlight, gusts of wind, and flowing water don’t send out invoices, so they’ll always be able to outcompete fossil fuel companies on fuel prices. It’s just a matter of penciling out the up-front costs, which is becoming more and more common.

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Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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