FREE Energy? Now there's a question. Solar power, wind power, wave power, methane extraction from landfill, cold fusion.
All of them have their place and some certainly seem cleaner than others and definately cleaner than what we have at present.
So this caught my eye a few weeks ago, sufficiently so that, oh yes, I wrote to my MP about it. :)
This was my letter:
Dear Mr Mackay,
The link below is for a news item in the states showing a company that is refining landfill type waste and subjecting it to heat, water, and pressure and getting Diesel quality oil out the other end.
The highly flammable gas produced in the process is used to power the factory.
The water used is recycled and used on the next batch of waste.
This has fantastic ramifications on the hundred or so sq. miles of landfill we have in this country.
Can you tell me if we have plans for this type of technology here in the UK as I've not heard of any.
Here is the link:
Lo and behold he wrote back:
"Dear Mr Young
Thank you for Friday evening's email which I read with interest. As you say this does seem a fantastic idea and I will take it up with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
I will keep you informed of developments.
With best wishes
Andrew Mackay MP"
So go and take a look at the video clip of what this guy is doing in America and if you think it sounds like a good idea, not the best idea maybe cos it still means burning stuff, but still a better idea than our present 'dig it up and burn it' method we employ right now - write to your own MP.
That's it for today