Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
This video is a compilation of my harvests in the agroturismos of Italy, the desert of Argentina, and the sunshine of northern California. The music is one of my favorite songs of all time, it’s called Voyageur by Enigma. I moved out to California a year ago with a bottle of GrapeThinking, a bottle of ideas I guess you could say, that started filling up 5 years ago with conversation between myself, Jacob Bohall, Ruarri Rogan, Meghan O’Malley, and many others. Over the past year, those ideas have delightfully fermented, and the time has finally come for us to have a taste…
~circuit to cell, web to water, mind to vine~
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Found an amazing place right outside of Siena where they grow sangiovese, olives, fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts… all in balance or promiscuo as they say. Not a vineyard, not a farm… I call it a taste palace, maybe there’s a better name out there. I might work with them to install a major solar setup and some biohydrogen generating algae ponds. In my dreams, right?
Tags: algae, almonds, apples, apricots, basil, biohydrogen, cabbage, carrots, celery, chestnuts, figs, Japanese medlar, olives, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, pomegranate, rosemary, salivia, Sangiovese, Solar energy, thyme, tomatoes, walnuts
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
I saw an awesome headline today:
Serious implications for vineyards! A few wineries in Cali are supposedly powering their operation from the sun, courtesy of solar installation and financing company, Conergy.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
The green movement has no doubt tipped into the public’s consciousness, and yet still hasn’t been consolidated into a feasible, economic starting point. I attempted to unify the myriad of renewable energy and consumption/waste innovations in my last post with the concept of ‘nature to the grid’, and will now attempt to expand on it further. The question is where can the average person start incorporating this concept into their life to not just benefit their ecolistic mentality and environment, but to save and make more money?
In continuance of our nature to the grid dialogue, I’ve come to the conclusion that it starts, from both an ecological and economical standpoint, with people taking a proactive role in turning their home into a renewable power station… turning their home into a ‘tree’ if you will.
Tags: biodynamics, clean tech, ecolism, Efficient energy use, Energy conservation, Green building, green home, home power station, nature to the grid, passive income, property development, property investment, renewable, renewable energy, sustainability, Technology
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Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Sustainability is a loaded word with many different meanings and ideas associated with it. I’m wondering what concept will bring it all together?
From a production (energy) standpoint, you’ve got solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, hydro, and ethanol. And with consumption, you have to ask how are we going to create products, how are we going to deal with waste, and where are we going to get our food and water?
When you start looking at all these variables, you seem to get to the root of the sustainability problem… it’s very fragmented. There needs to be a new holistic approach that attacks the whole issue. Where do we get our energy, our food, and a new paradigm for products and waste? To us, the answer is quite clear… it’s found in nature, where the essence is growth. Grow our food, grow our energy, grow our resources. It’s all about growth energy… bioenergy.
Tags: biodynamics, bioenergy, clean tech, Coskata, Daniel Nocera, ecolism, Energy, grow, hydrogen fuel, MIT, nature to the grid, photosynthesis, renewable energy, Solar energy, sustainability, Technology
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