Energy Conservation Resources

The price of energy is going up, and it's not coming back down soon, if ever. Prices may fluctuate a bit, but the general trend will be for higher prices for energy. Increases in demand for all forms of energy are not keeping up with supply side increases, and it may not be physically possible for the supply to catch up with the demand over the next decade. The resources on this page will help you slash your energy budget. The time to begin is now, procrastination will do nothing but cost you extra money.

Better Times Energy Conservation Almanac

This is our summary of the best tips for slashing energy consumption that we could find, and a lot of it is based on our community's practical do-it-yourself experience with energy conservation. It's also available as a 4 page tabloid newspaper for free distribution.

A three year energy diet

For those who have left denial behind and are ready to get a serious jump on the problems of the next decade, here is a 3 year plan to radically slash your energy consumption and break free of dependence upon energy corporations. .

Off-site energy conservation resources

From government, industry, private organizations and individuals.

For information about our plans for adapting our"urban homestead" to meet the looming challenges of peak oil, climate instability, and economic irrationality, see Gatewood Urban Homestead, the permaculture design for our home.

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