REALLY saving energy: Paul Wheaton at TEDxWhitefish

REALLY saving energy: Paul Wheaton at TEDxWhitefish

Paul Wheaton, the bad boy of Permaculture was proclaimed by Geoff Lawton in 2012 the Duke of Permaculture. He is the creator of two on-line communities. One is about Permaculture, Permies.com, and one is about software engineering, CodeRanch.com.

He is a powerful advocate of Sepp Holzer’s techniques for which a recent study showed they have the ability to feed 21 billion people without the use of petroleum or irrigation. He also promotes the use of hugelkultur, which sequesters carbon and eliminates the need for irrigation, and polycultures, which reduces the need for pest control and improves the health of plants. He wrote several articles about lawn care, raising chickens, cast iron and diatomaceous earth. Paul regularly uploads permaculture videos and permaculture podcasts.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

20 Comments on “REALLY saving energy: Paul Wheaton at TEDxWhitefish”

  1. Energy efficiency makes for a more comfortable home,  Adding insulation, sealing air leaks and buying efficient appliances makes a home much more enjoyable and saves money on utility costs. All new projects should be built with energy efficiency in mind and come with solar panels and battery storage.  Climate Change is real. Building designs need to reflect that fact

  2. Clearly the first thing to do is seal and insulate your home so you keep your hard earned heat in your house. That is really all burying your house does.

  3. What about those lights in the summer? Doesn't seem to be a good idea when you are trying to cool your house. Also, in Canada, the energy companies have been losing a lot of money during the winter, because of temperature rise. I'm sorry, but this doesn't seem like a good idea…

  4. your rocket stove, with a venturi style funneling system for your intake past the flame is it possible to attain blue flame highest combustion??

  5. Word is Paul Wheaton only talks about things he read, he hasn't actually done any of this. Also, apparently his little community is more like a Jim Jones cult than environmental commune.

  6. I bought his Rocket Stove book a few years ago, with the intention of putting it in the straw bale house I was building. Long story short, never finished the house, haven't tried the stove. Still seems like a great idea.

    So, more details on this house which uses summer heat in winter. His one little sketch isn't enough, and I can't find any reference anywhere else.

  7. I little naive he is. Wars are not over energy. Wars are purposefully made by the psychopathic chosen elite running our planet for fun, power and profit like big chess games. There are many sources of energy being with held from us. They say wars are for oil, what a joke. Number 2 I want the convince of whole space climate comfort, it does not take extra energy just enough insulation and stored solar heat. Same for cooling.

  8. Yes i'll make a wootfi hut and live like those hobbits, great idea where do i sign up to live like a modern peasant. Now the rocket stove he speaks of, i agree with him that it is more efficient then a regular wood burning fireplace or stove, but it's nothing new like he tries to portray it. Actually when compared to the ondol system where this design is taken from and modified is actually less efficient then that of the Korean ondol system. I think i said not enough about this loon, most i hope can see not to follow this nut case while other's i guess which have a lesser understanding and our easier to influence will be drawn to this nut, i guess ever nutcase needs his equal cult following of nutcases. Cheers

  9. Yes, lets all stay in one place and get heated with a 40w bulb like a iguana on his heat rock brilliant, yet another half brain scheme of his. You have to start and wonder who is sponsoring this guy and for what reason, their is an obvious agenda to all of his crazy ravings and it's not to save the planet.

  10. who invited this fat peace of shyt to ted talks. I actually use to listen to this *uck until he just started talking nonsense, like for example don't store hay or any feed for your animals let them graze through the snow. Really??? why doesn't your fat ass go out and graze for some pie and see how long you'll survive. That was just one example through his podcasts you can imagine the rest. Now having said that he did present good ideas and good speakers but, most of his suggestions or claims were just theory and wouldn't work in real application. It's easy to fantasize in your warm home, eating pie all day and pulling ideas out of your ass all day. Then my grandfather which was a farmer all his life and other's like him were just idiots i guess, because this *uck that supposedly is a farmer in his backyard says so. lol….

  11. Always amazing to me how often old technology is re-invented, and lauded as new and innovative.  The "Rocket Mass Heater" is but a slightly modified version of the centuries old Russian fireplace.  Same concept, same fast burn, same total combustion, same massive heat sink to radiate the captured heat over time.  Originated in Siberia, I believe, which makes sense – necessity being the mother of invention. . . .

  12. Does anyone know anything about the house that he was talking about in the end of his talk? What was the name of the guy who built it? Where can i find more information on its construction?

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