I recommend having a personal 10-year energy independence plan.
One important aspect of this 10-year plan would be to know that you don’t know what’s around the corner.
There is a lot of research and development going on now around energy that we don’t know anything about, so, in 5 years, say, there could be a new piece of the energy puzzle that comes into play.
For example – I just learned about methane ice:
In Ode magazine (Mar/Apr 2012) Sam Rosenzweig writes,
“More energy is trapped in methane ice than all other fossil fuels combined… which produces 40% less CO2 than oil and coal.”
That’s an interesting bit of information. He goes on to write,
“Japan plans to be the first nation to conduct an offshore methane production test and hopes to supply methane-derived energy commercially by 2018.”
There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of other energy ideas being worked on and developed right now that you and I don’t have a clue about.
Isn’t that great?
In the meantime, until these new ideas are developed and are available to us, there are many things you can do right now to get started with your own personal energy independence….
In my next post, I’ll review how I’m 5 years into my own 10 Year energy plan! Stay tuned!