Author: Johan Falk

Adapting the need for Heating Energy

IT IS NOW the 24 October and here in Uppsala  in Sweden, the frosty nights are coming more often. It is time to begin to fire the wood stove.

The firewood is brought from the outdoors magazine, to the indoors storage. This is about 0,3 m2 and will cover the need for about 14 days when it is as most winter. It has then about 14 days to dry up a bit more from the ca 20% during winter conditions outdoors, to about 15%. This makes it more easy to start the fire and this is very convenient as well as it is contributing to a more efficient burning.

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Norm Lunda – introduction

A POOR FARMER in the north of India, and a citizen in Uppsala in Sweden, has very different views of what is necessities in their life.

When both these inhabitants of the planet Earth demonstrates what is resonable demands on resources and energy, they do not relate to the nature and what it can produce. They compare usually with what their neighbours and their relatives are using, and compare with what is normalized in the region they live or the country. They compare with other peoples lifestyles. They compare with the possibilites to gain from the societies production... Someone that is very convienced to be living a good and reasonable life in Sweden may compare with the neighbour that has two cars and a heated double garage for them. This person is only having one small end energyefficient car, which is used as little as possible and it is parked outdoors, with no heating or roof for it...

But what is a reaonable lifestyle?  The answer to this question is not to be found in the status quo in a region or culture. The question about sustainable lifestyle must be answered by the relation to the ecosystem and what the Earth can produce. It must be compared to the possibilites to regenerate the ecosystems and how much of this regenerated assets the humans can use for themselves. It is a question of local resources as well as global assets, as we today have a global exchange of local assets.

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