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Today on Off Grid Journey, host Drew Lamb will be discussing home scale renewable energy with his guest Ian Woofenden.

Ian Woofenden has lived off-grid with wind electricity, solar electricity, solar hot water, and wood heat on an island in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, where he raised his large family, ran multiple businesses, and now focuses on educational work in the renewable energy industry. His roles in the industry are:

• Senior editor for Home Power magazine http://www.homepower.com/ since 1998, where he writes about wind electricity and other renewable energy topics, and works with authors and readers.

• Program coordinator and primary instructor for Northwest and Costa Rica renewable energy workshops since 1996.
• Wind electricity instructor for various non-profit and private institutions.

• Occasional tower jockey and crew member for wind-electric system installation teams.

• Co-author of Power from the Wind by Dan Chiras, and author of Wind Power for Dummies.

• Founding member of the Small Wind Conference http://www.smallwindconference.com/ coordinating committee

• Co-moderator of the small-wind-home discussion listserv

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Project Orion (nuclear propulsion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Project Orion (nuclear propulsion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Project Orion was a study of a spacecraft intended to be directly propelled by a series of explosions of atomic bombs behind the craft (nuclear pulse propulsion). Early versions of this vehicle were proposed to take off from the ground with significant associated nuclear fallout; later versions were…


Hypersonic weapons and the new global arms race

http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/aug/26/hypersonic-weapons-global-arms-race-us-tested-prototype


Hypersonic weapons and the new global arms race
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Homa Khaleeli: This week, the US tested a hypersonic prototype missile in its bid to develop a weapon capable of reaching any target in the world in an hour. How will China and Russia respond?



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EPA forced to retreat on radiation limits

http://humanevents.com/2014/08/25/epa-forced-to-retreat-on-radiation-limits/


EPA forced to retreat on radiation limits
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August 25, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is raising by a factor of 350 what it considers to be the threshold for safe radiation exposure, Jon Utley reported at Reason.com. The higher threshold belatedly rectifies overly restrictive standards that have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, Utley reported.


   
 
 
     

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At the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, workers accidentally dropped a large piece of debris into the Unit 3 spent fuel pool on Friday, a little after noon. The workers were carrying out...

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