By Algonquin on Wed, May 20, 2015 - 3:15pm

Building a Sustainable Home/Property

Hi Everyone,

I've been doing research on building a "Farmhouse" if I can find the right land and wanted to pass along a website that does modular construction in a factory but is really attractive construction and you get price certainty due to no unexpected cost overruns at least with the stick built home. They also have a development that they built in VT that is a little sustainable community. 8 homes with shared area as well as your own private area and private garden to grow food and of course solar powered.

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 - 10:55pm

Great Visualization Of Declining US Oil Rig Count

We've all read about the blow lower oil prices is dealing to the US shale industry, the jobs and supply 'miracle' that was destined to make America energy-independent.

But what impact exactly are these lower prices having?

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 2:33pm

How rooftop solar can prevent the apocalypse

Here's an article explaining the dangers of a takedown of the US electrical grid and how a distributed national network of rooftop solar installations would offer one of the best defenses against such a dire scenario. The article also details the major obstacles to such a sound idea: politics, and power plays by major utilities:

By Dante on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 - 12:20pm

Buffett dumps Exxon-Mobil

I haven't seen this discussed yet.

Is seems counter to his "buy solid dividend companies and hold" policy.

Is he changing his view on energy or is he just seeing a top and planning to dive back in at some future bottom?  Any thoughts?

Christopher H
By Christopher H on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 10:26am

Geoff Lawton's 2015 Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

I am currently in my second week of taking Geoff Lawton's online PDC, and it is literally blowing my mind so far.  This is not my first exposure to a PDC -- I took an on-site one locally in 2012, and it was definitely a valuable experience.  But Geoff's PDC is a whole other order of magnitude -- the depth of understanding of natural patterns he brings is unique, and he has the talent of taking a complex and complicated subject and distilling it down to its simplest elements, so it is easily understood.  It is informative AND inspiring, and I highly recommend to anyone

By Arthur2014 on Sun, Feb 8, 2015 - 7:10pm

Review on: Marin Katusa: “The Colder War”

Review on:  Marin Katusa: “The Colder War” (2014)


Transparent fiction, December 25, 2014

By  Aaron C. Brown

This review is from: The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp (Hardcover)

By davefairtex on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 - 12:06am

Shale Update from the Bakken - Completions down 73% m/m

North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources released their monthly production statistical update today.  To me, the biggest news was that well completions were down 73% - October saw 146 wells completed, and November saw only 39 wells completed.

As the Director reported:


Expats and the Uprooted

This group is for the uprooted, the expatriots, the unemployed, single or homeless and for those who would help us in our efforts to become resilient.

All of us will have to face the realities of failing markets at the same time, but we are not all on an equal footing to weather the storm. The prolonged economic recession has left many without the resources we need to prepare and without the ability to act upon much of the information available on Prosperity.