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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Like I said, I'd support a Constitutional Amendment which permitted the government to create and run a nuclear infrastructure.
    I do not see how this is necessary at this point in time.
    We do , however, have a problem with fear and ignorance...This must be solved.
    All of these energy sources have their downsides,(pollution, up front costs, operating costs, future costs, environmental impacts, on and on)..
    I just hope our "think tank" people are smart enough to handle this.

    Our people are not......but they still must have a voice....

    And, a word on wind energy.
    Maybe the European nations have gone overboard with this.. but in Denmark, apparently the wind farms have negated any need to build more "traditional" energy plants...the anti-wind argument is slanted...Surely, the newer generation of wind turbine will be improved, just as the wind turbine has been improved from the old windmills of a century ago.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    There aren't very many good geothermal locations ...
    Just some interesting input but using geothermal for home temperature regulation is quite accessible to everyone, nearly everywhere.

    It can be quite expensive though.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Just some interesting input but using geothermal for home temperature regulation is quite accessible to everyone, nearly everywhere.

    It can be quite expensive though.
    My basement, with bare concrete floors, and bare load bearing concrete wall, stays in the low to mid 60's year round...so yes, home based geothermal is a good idea.
    winter time, the low sun angle heats the tile in our dining and kitchen area, and as long as the sun is shining, the furnace stays off most of the time. If it gets REALLY cold out, it kicks on part of the day...
    We need new home building codes more than we need NEW energy supplies.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    My basement, with bare concrete floors, and bare load bearing concrete wall, stays in the low to mid 60's year round...so yes, home based geothermal is a good idea.
    winter time, the low sun angle heats the tile in our dining and kitchen area, and as long as the sun is shining, the furnace stays off most of the time. If it gets REALLY cold out, it kicks on part of the day...
    We need new home building codes more than we need NEW energy supplies.
    Here is an example of what I'm talking about.
    I think it's a great idea but again expensive.

    The tubes and the earth itself act as a heat exchanger.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Here is an example of what I'm talking about.
    I think it's a great idea but again expensive.

    The tubes and the earth itself act as a heat exchanger.

    It doesn't have to be expensive, an earth coupled heat pump is very efficient but requires a lot of surface area and soil with adequate moisture in it. If you have a large lot, say an acre, and run the tubing around the perimiter, you will get enough heat exchange area for relatively cheap. If you have to drill a well, it gets expensive.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    It doesn't have to be expensive, an earth coupled heat pump is very efficient but requires a lot of surface area and soil with adequate moisture in it. If you have a large lot, say an acre, and run the tubing around the perimiter, you will get enough heat exchange area for relatively cheap. If you have to drill a well, it gets expensive.
    I think it has to go deep enough to work well that's why it gets expensive but I like it none the less.

    I also read somewhere that you can use a pond in the same manner.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think it has to go deep enough to work well that's why it gets expensive but I like it none the less.

    I also read somewhere that you can use a pond in the same manner.
    Depending on where you are, you need to go deep enough that the temperature stays relatively constant year round. Here in Logan, Utah, the water coming in to the house varies throughout the year from high 40's to low 60's...so I would go below the level of the water supply pipes.
    I know someone who had several acres in SE Idaho and had one of the systems using a single pass around his property at about 10 feet down. Took a lot of trenching, but not as pricey as drilling a well. Water where he was is DEEP underground...
    There are all kinds of current energy saving technologies available to us, no need to go exotic...
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Depending on where you are, you need to go deep enough that the temperature stays relatively constant year round. Here in Logan, Utah, the water coming in to the house varies throughout the year from high 40's to low 60's...so I would go below the level of the water supply pipes.
    I know someone who had several acres in SE Idaho and had one of the systems using a single pass around his property at about 10 feet down. Took a lot of trenching, but not as pricey as drilling a well. Water where he was is DEEP underground...
    There are all kinds of current energy saving technologies available to us, no need to go exotic...
    That's pretty slick, I'd like to see one in person to judge it's effect on a house though.

    I came upon this trying to find out about home power generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Just some interesting input but using geothermal for home temperature regulation is quite accessible to everyone, nearly everywhere....
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    My basement, with bare concrete floors, and bare load bearing concrete wall, stays in the low to mid 60's year round...so yes, home based geothermal is a good idea.
    winter time, the low sun angle heats the tile in our dining and kitchen area, and as long as the sun is shining, the furnace stays off most of the time. If it gets REALLY cold out, it kicks on part of the day...
    We need new home building codes more than we need NEW energy supplies.

    The best way is to build an underground home--out of reinforced concrete.

    You get the same geothermal effect as in a cave--a nearly constant temperature.

    But you should do it yourself. Government should have nothing to do with it.

    And no, we don't need new building codes. We need people to be free to use innovative ideas without restriction.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    The best way is to build an underground home--out of reinforced concrete.

    You get the same geothermal effect as in a cave--a nearly constant temperature.

    But you should do it yourself. Government should have nothing to do with it.

    And no, we don't need new building codes. We need people to be free to use innovative ideas without restriction.
    incorrect....building codes are a minimum standard based on safety, and there is nothing in them that says you cannot exceed minimum....
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