We can’t run our economy without the electric grid. Everything collapses–your bank can’t operate without electricity.
The solar PV ideas are just plain crazy. Who wants to live on a local island of PV, when everything else around them is collapsing? The island will soon collapse as well, without any jobs, any water to your home, any food availability (other than what you grow and defend). There won’t be replacement parts for much of anything, so it won’t be long before your inverter fails, or your batteries. I don’t see this as any kind of long-term solution. - Gail Tverberg
|When oil prices go down to $20 a barrel or lower, the electric grid will fall apart, and our whole economy evaporating.|
There is no way avoiding this happening. The people above are wasting their time. Only direct waterpower can be of any use in our quite near future.
The big problem is that most people are soaked in and brainwashed by the religion of progress, making it incredibly difficult for us who want to rebuild the old watermills and frame saws.
Photo: Cardiff Council Flat Holm Project