Monthly Archives: June 2011

Slow Money

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What … Continue reading

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Thermodynamics of Organisms and Sustainable Systems

Here is an amazing paper by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Science in Society.  Thermodynamics of Organisms and Sustainable Systems.  The paper is pretty technical, but basically it shows how and why living organisms are “sustainable systems” from a thermodynamics … Continue reading

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OMV Master Energy Plan? What is it?

Overview: As proposed, the Master Energy Plan is something more or less equivalent to the kind of economic analysis typically done for business plans, but for energy instead of dollars. (i.e. KWH in vs KWH out instead of dollars in … Continue reading

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Data to be collected for Master Energy Plan

Hydro: Average monthly stream flow data: Twelve average stream flow values: one for each month of the year. Height of water level in the dam above the turbine. Power (watts) = Head (in meters) x flow rate (l/sec) x 9.81. … Continue reading

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Biophysical Economics

Biophysical Economics: From Physiocracy to Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology This paper explains why sustainability is not possible under the fractional reserve banking system, or within the framework of current economic theory.  In short, this system — as with ponzi … Continue reading

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