MicroGrids – The Surprising Electric Gate to Clean Energy

It is all very well and good for me to publish a post about:

How To Get More Electricity For Your Community
BUT what if you can’t hook it up to your Utility Grid?

MicroGrids will upgrate the Big Grids

Renewables lead to Electricity.
The Gate to use this Clean Energy is the “Electricity Power Grid“.
BUT it needs a big infrastructure facelift / upgrade.
The whole world of electric grids are old or do not exist!
How do we fix this?

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SMALL Landfills – Capture the Methane And Make Energy, too.

How much Municipal Solid Waste is considered the size of
SMALL Landfills / Garbage Dumps?

It used to be I million – 3 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste-in-place.



https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2017-06/documents/overview_lmop_lfg_us.pdf
slide 5 of the presentation

Now-a-days there appears to be no limit to the size of a “Landfill project to produce energy” as long as the people who own it can find
1. an end user for the gas or electricity
2. Funding for the project.

The Landfills/Garbage Dumps discussed in this post range from 360,000 tons to 2.8 million tons of waste-in-place.

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ISO knows the Value of WASTE! >>> Break-thru

………Essential for Industry!

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
at the heart and soul of industrial processes worldwide.

ISO knows the Value of WASTE and Closing-the-Loop

The idea for the ISO Circular Economy committee began with a seminar held by AFNOR, ISO’s member for France. What followed was a French standard, XP X30-901, Circular economy, published in 2018. The response was so positive that an international committee was proposed and ISO/TC 323 began to get to work.
The standards for ISO/TC 323 are to be published in 2024.

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America! Clean Cool Air!! – Back To The Year 1800!!!

A Review: Ezra Klein interviews a Climate Clean-up Expert

America!!! Make it happen in the USofA!
The $370 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers oodles of money to get back to Cool Clean Air for YOUR everyday life including tax credits, discounts, and rebates.

BUT, what is the big picture, which of these benefits should YOU use? What will the future bring? Things have already changed, Technology is improving things all the time!

If you have the time and like podcasts….Ezra Klein had a discussion with a climate expert about where we are with the big picture. ….. HOWEVER, I have some comments to make about what has changed since they talked in September.

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Color Your Work GREEN!

Go for the Green Jobs in your profession!

Are you worried that if you look for a job in the Green Companies, you might be going off the deep end? Your skills do not have to be Green! Too hard to find? Too strange? Not enough opportunities yet?

NOT TRUE!

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The “Relief” of phasing out Fossil Fuel! …Now!

“Fix it action” is possible, Now!
The posts* below, offer real actions we can take, Today.

YOU KNOW WHAT “MISTAKES” I REFER TO: “FOSSIL FUEL”
Maybe we should really start calling them “mistakes” for they surely are!

Photo above by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash    

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In the mood to phase out fossil fuel? – Governance

Yes, Governance! One of the ESGs.
WOW! So much is already happening, TODAY, to phase them out.*
– Solutions through the law

“The rules of our world are laws, and they can be changed. Laws can restrict or they can enable. What matters is what they serve. Many of the laws in our world serve property – they are based on ownership. But imagine a law that has a higher moral authority… a law that puts people and planet first. Imagine a law that starts from first “do no harm”, that stops this dangerous game and takes us to a place of safety….” Polly Higgins, 2015

“We need to change the rules.”
Greta Thunberg, 2019

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Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash 

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In the mood to phase out fossil fuel? People-Civic

Yes! Society, People, Civic! One of the ESGs.
Things we can do, NOW, to phase them out.
– Grass Roots Efforts

Hard to talk to China. So let’s talk to USA! ………………….and Europe

This blog, wasterush.info, looks for the encouraging things that we humans can do to harmonize with planet Earth.  The problem that stands out and never seems to stop is fossil fuel. Here too, there are ways to work on phasing them out. Now!

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In the mood to phase out fossil fuel? Environment

Yes, Environment! One of the ESGs.
Things we can do, NOW, to phase them out.
– Human Cleverness

This blog, wasterush.info, looks for the encouraging things that we humans can do to harmonize with planet Earth.  The problem that stands out and never seems to stop is fossil fuel. Here too, there are ways to work on phasing them out. Now!

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The World is too small for ….Pox?

Infections that pass from animals to humans are known as zoonotic diseases. Some of these also have the ability to pass from human to human once they make the jump across species.
In that respect, monkeypox has some similarities to Covid-19. But it’s been around a lot longer than the coronavirus behind the recent pandemic.

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How Population Growth and Human Activity
Increase the Risk of Zoonosis
What is monkeypox and why is it spreading? – comprehensive!!
…Remember – at the bottom, posts on the recent pandemic

above photo: Photo by NCI on Unsplash

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How to join the Circular Economy – Close-the-Loop

Ellen MacArthur Foundation – wants to put the last part of “Nature’s Life Cycle” back into industry. The part that we humans have to re-evaluate. Save our resources!

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Waste Online Tools! There are more of them!

an Update !

More online tools where you can sell your production waste.
Landfills, must be shrinking !?!

Wow, Your Company’s Muck Is Their Company’s Raw Material?

….. First Search in a “Waste to Resource” Online Exchange when you are looking for a feed stock!

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the first two
now there are more online tools
Regional – Waste Exchanges
…Remember, a list at the bottom of posts aboutWaste

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Bhutan – ESG & the little Kingdom of Bhutan

This is the story of
ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and
the little Kingdom of Bhutan

This is a cautionary story of success and urgency…………..
Bhutan is a “Carbon Sink”! They have already reached 2050 !
They continue to further their efforts. But they are part of planet Earth, so they suffer from the mistakes of others.

If all the World would make changes like Bhutan has……we would save Bhutan and the rest of us Humans!

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COP26,
Bhutan is a Carbon Sink.
How have they Reversed Climate Change? (REALLY!),
Bhutan for Life,
AgainA reminder about all that Bhutan has been doing
Come together at COP 26 and dance!

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Burned out? Color your Future Green! with planet Earth

Consider the Green Economy, the Green Recovery for your next Career!

Sooooooooooo Much To Do! Soooooooooo Much Going on!
Green is getting very very exciting!

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Welcome to the Y.O.L.O. Economy >>YOLO = You Only Live Once
We did it! >>>>>>>>> This is one example of the many who have!
How Do you decide that it is time to seek a new job or new career
Color your Future Green
…at the bottom, other posts about Green Jobs & Careers

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Construction Mycelium, Industry..wait a minute

review, rehash, rethink and then onward

I am taking my own advice.
In this pandemic moment, there’s plenty to learn from standing still.
The pandemic is an opportunity to review, rethink, rehash.
I have followed the development of Mycelium in Industry for the last few years and thought it would be good to stand back and review ………..

In this post:
Growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology: a white paper
Rethinking….MycoComposite Construction is par with WOOD?
Rethinking….Growing Myceliated Facades
Some related projects: 3-D printing, research, Fungar.eu , video
…Myco-Composite Suppliers and other posts listed at the bottom

above image: https://thegrowingpavilion.com/

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Every Print Shop can “Go ECO”! NOW!

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NO ONE can use the excuse that there are “no alternatives”,
How does a Small Business local Print Shop “Go Eco”?,
Is yours a Screen Printing Shop?,
Are you trying to decide what changes to make to “Go ECO”?,
Your first time considering Offset?
How about starting with a used machine?
What do you do with any Build-up of “waste”?
…and Remember there are 8 more posts about printing& packaging at the bottom of this post!

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Path Cradle to Cradle Certified™/3 The Cost

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Costs involved with the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ process
Private Label Trademark License with C2C Certification

There are two posts, before this one:
1. How do you “Do the Homework”? You start by finding help……
2. Work with your Assessor to collect the Data = the Homework
…a list at the bottom of other posts the talk about Cradle to Cradle Certified™

picture above: Vidar Clay Shingles from Komproment ApS, after construction project, decided to go completely Cradle to Cradle Certified™

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Path to Cradle to Cradle Certified™/2 – the Homework

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picture above: Bauwerk Parkett, Cleverpark Silente parquet

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Path to Cradle to Cradle Certified™/1 How to?

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How do you “Do the Homework”? You start by finding help……

There are two posts, after this one:
2. Work with your Assessor to collect the Data = the Homework
The principles/standards of the Home Work….
Case studies
3. Cost
Private Label Trademark Licensing with C2C Certification
…a list at the bottom of other posts the talk about Cradle to Cradle Certified™

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CNG, LNG, RNG fueling stations – #2 Waste to Energy

The Landfill, Garbage dump and other places that are making Methane (= Natural Gas) as we go about our daily lives!

ALERT – I made a mistake. I did not research enough of this “Natural Gas” issue.
Natural Gas = Methane. You can find out what needs to be done, HERE, to be sure we can Happily go ahead with waste to fuel.

the forms that Natural Gas, Methane, Biogas, Biofuel take:
CNG – Compressed natural gas (methane stored at high pressure),
LNG – Liquefied natural gas (methane + mix cooled down to liquid),
RNG – Renewable Natural Gas (biomethane)
Each slightly different but all interchangeable and all methane=natural gas to use as energy.

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…Remember, at the bottom a list of other posts about Waste to Energy

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A planet Earth Product Design Review – with Cups

Get the function right >>> for people & environment…. and then follow with form.

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