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Old 11-11-2018, 10:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
That's fine for dwellings, but how do you run industrial plants, or (sub)urban infrastructure such as water & sewage treatment?
They too will be trending towards energy independence.

Take for instance the Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

In the old days they had their own coal burning on site energy/electricity plant for the mega facility.

These days they have a green roof and solar panels on the F-150 assembly plant.

Humans started with their own energy plants known as the camp fire, we shall return to this in a different form one day.

It's hard wired into our DNA not to entrust others with our base needs as it is a vulnerability. Perhaps some of the anxiety in our society is a result of surrendering so much to others that we will never even meet.

Creating and collecting your own energy, growing or raising your own food is a push against this shove. It is a small push back currently, but the tides will eventually turn, if they don't we will be not much more than the farm raised salmon we eat.
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