Jay Warmke is optimistic about the future of energy. Instead of increasing scarcity, he envisions unlimited abundance as humanity weans itself away from fossil fuels.
Warmke lives with his family at Blue Rock Station, a 38-acre sustainable farm in Muskingum County that features the first Earthship (a 2,200 square ft. passive solar home constructed out of garbage) built east of the Mississippi, many straw bale buildings, a plastic bottle greenhouse, a solar shower made of milk jugs, gardens, milk goats, and way too many cats.
In his book When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine: How We Got Ourselves Into This Mess, and How We Are Going to Get Out of It, Warmke traces the history of energy from 1491 to the present, examining how we became dependent on fossil fuels in the first place. Then he makes some startling predictions of how humanity's relationship with energy will change over the next 20 years.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, Warmke will speak about the future of renewable energy after the Franklin County Green Party meeting at the Northwood-High Building, 2231 N. High Street, Room 100. The FCGP open business meeting is at 6 p.m.
The Green Party will be taking a tour of Blue Rock Station on Saturday, October 5th. Contact email@example.com for more information.