October 25, 2020
Fossil fuels currently receive about $8 in federal subsidies for every $1 that is received by the renewable energy industry. Yet folks seem to be convinced that the opposite is true.
Many of these subsidies are hidden - in the form of tax breaks, low cost leases, accounting tricks and outright gifts. Join a discussion with Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the true cost of energy.
October 18, 2020
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Chad Cully, former horticulturist at the Cincinnati Zoo's botanical gardens, in a discussion of agroforestry.
This approach to agriculture incorporates woodlands into a complete system that just may be the answer to our unsustainable industrial crop processes. And perhaps save a bit of the planet in the bargain.
October 11, 2020
Solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. It currently produces about 2% of the US electricity - but is anticipated to generate as much as 30% within a decade. And as is true with any large industry - it will create its share of problems.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the environmental problems the growth of solar energy will generate for our planet - from mineral extraction, to pollution during manufacturing, to how to deal with the waste stream when the systems grow old and fail.
October 4, 2020
Olivier Turpin and his family moved to a small village north of Paris and began their quest to live sustainably. They installed wood heat, solar panels, bought an electric car, and then installed a small wind turbine. That is when the problems began. Soon the Mayor and the Catholic church were issuing demands. The police showed up and threatened to arrest him and have him fired from his job.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station to discuss one family's experience as they seek to live lightly on the land in the picture postcard village of Nery, France.