Existing facility owners- Do you run a mill that produces wood waste? If so, don’t send the waste to a landfill ever again. Whether you know it or not, you’re producing biomass fuel as a byproduct of your everyday activities. A biomass engineering expert can help you set up a system to convert your wood waste into biomass electricity.

Of all the energy used in the United States, 39% comes from oil, 23% from natural gas, 24% from coal, 6% from hydropower, 7% from nuclear and only 1% from renewable energy such as solar. Americans get 51% of their electrical power from coal, 20% from nuclear, 18% from natural gas, 2% from petroleum, 9% from renewable energy. Just imagine the money that could be saved by converting to solar energy.

Shop locally. Clothing made in the United States or, better yet, your hometown, reduces the amount of energy needed to ship that garment to your neighborhood store. And you’re supporting the local economy.

We can cut our sustainable energy use way down by being super conscious about conserving. Where ever possible we can use systems that do not require a lot of electricity or fuel. Consider walking or riding a bike instead of exclusively driving everywhere. Use a clothes line to dry clothes instead of only using a dryer. Recycle everything possible. If you have the space and ability, grow a garden and do some food preparation and storage; like drying fruit and vegetables. Grow extra food to trade for things you need. Create community around you and develop a system for sharing and trading.

If you have some assets, consider converting them into cash, land or precious metal like gold or silver. You will need assets that are less effected by the crash of the currency and hyper inflation.

Try drying your laundry outside in the sun whenever possible, rather than using a dryer. The smell of clothes dried in the fresh air cannot be topped. They will feel and smell fresher than machine-dried clothes. You will also save money on utility bills by doing this.

On a side note, we’ll offer a summertime energy tip. Check to see if your windows are locked. We don’t generally think of air leakage in the summer like we do in the winter. When it’s cold, we can feel the cold drafts wafting through the house. But in summer, warm drafts are not as easily felt. But they cost you money just the same. As more hot air seeps into your house, more cool air seeps out. That means that your air conditioner will work that much harder to keep you feeling cool. So be sure to check your windows in summer as well as in winter.