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For millennia societies have relied on animals and sometimes other humans, to provide energy for transportation, agriculture, and manufacturing — and burned wood for heat-energy.

In the last 150 years humans have used exponentially increasing amounts of energy, mostly from fossil-fuels, creating severe pollution of many kinds.

Reducing energy consumption and waste, and transitioning to ethical and sustainable energy sources is vitally necessary.

Renewable energy from the sun and earth's systems is plentiful, and technology for collecting it is increasingly available and affordable. Reducing energy use and waste is also essential.

Main uses of energy by humans include:

Energy Resources

One Community


Community organization
One Community’s purpose is to help people create a better world by creating a solution model that creates solution-creating models for The Highest Good of All. One Community is creating open-source blueprints for a sustainable civilization. These plans...

The Post Carbon Institute


Energy organization
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. They help build resilience to withstand these crises,...

350.org


Energy organization
Founded by author, educator, environmentalist, Bill McKibben, "350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build...

Solar Cities


Ecology website
Solar Cities is an international platform with the intention of providing an open-source virtual hackspace for Biogas Innoventors and Practitioners and training for all those researching, developing and deploying sustainable solutions for flourishing...

Biogascentral


Energy website
**Community Digesters** Here you can put your own bio-digesters on the map — those you've built or bought, those your friends built or bought, and those you've seen. You can also sort the map by digester types and other parameters to see who has...

Worldwatch Institute


Ecology organization
Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute's top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious...

Climate Smart


Energy organization
Climate Smart is a social enterprise based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We enable organizations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen their businesses and build a resilient economy.

Resilience.org


Energy organization
Resilience.org aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss,...

Hakai Energy Solutions


Regional energy company
Hakai Energy Solutions is a bonded electrical contractor specializing in remote, off-grid power systems, commercial and residential to help reduce dependency on diesel generators. They work throughout western Canada and are a certified fair-wage employer.



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alternative energy, electricity, fuel, power, sustainable energy