It’s tough to have a conscience! If you’re trying to live in a way that is sustainable and ethical, you can sometimes end up facing some tough decisions. If you haven’t faced them yet, this should get you thinking and asking yourself the hard questions.

It is not difficult to construct your own solar panels and the bits and pieces are easily obtainable in even small towns. The same holds true for systems that will produce electricity from wind or water. The trick is to get a detailed plan from which to build your solar panels or other devices.

The active method uses solar energy to produce hot water for central heating. The hot water can also be used for running hot water, the washing machine and dishwasher. The efficiency by which we are now able to convert solar power into electricity and hot water is of such a degree that it is very possible to power a whole house and use for central heating!

The fact is that you can come off the grid and you can even sell your surplus, home-made electricity back to the grid. This is not likely to make you a lot of money, but it is a lovely feeling after only paying out for decades. However, the savings of life off the grid do not end there. There are ecological savings and the saving of human life too.

There’s also sustainable energy advocate and writer Al Weinrub. He argues that decentralized energy, or putting renewable systems in as many places in a community as possible, generates wealth, spurs economic revitalization and helps adapt to climate change.

The sun warming areas of the planet differently causes air masses to move as wind. And it’s the sun’s energy that evaporates the water that eventually falls as rain the fill the rivers and streams from which we harness hydropower.

The Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon thriller, “The River Wild” was made in 1994. Filming took place in several Montana locations, including the Kootenai River, Libby, the middle fork of the Flathead River, Kalispell and Glacier National Park.

Evergreen has a good product, but are in growing pains right now. It is trying to ramp up production, build factories, and make a profit all at the same time. It is definitely not easy. However, they have a big backlog of orders and a secured supply of silicon. The only things they need to do are to control costs and turn a profit. One catch is that they have $317 million of debt and only $86 million of cash, while still burning cash every quarter. It is definitely not a stock I would recommend to everyone, but if you understand the risks involved, there is little downside to this stock at a share price of $1.70.