The best form of green energy, is the one you don’t have to produce.

The legendary James Hansen, one of the first scientists to warn about global warming way back in the 80s, recently said that the real key to preventing climate change is reducing home energy use. Considering that in many countries, especially the developed countries household energy consumption accounts for upto 40% of the total power generation, they are indeed a force to reckon.

typicalhouseenergyconsumptionAny energy conservation and efficiency measures once applied at the home have the potential to unlock Megawatts of power regardless of which country you are from. Saving electricity doesn’t just save money, it saves on pollution. At your home when you watching that soccer match, you cannot smell pollution, can you? Or when you making dinner, the only smell you get is that of the delicious food you preparing.

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Its way different than when you driving your automobile, because you can smell the pollution. Well tell you what? They pollute the atmosphere, just that with electricity the pollution is at the power plant in tonnes and tonnes of Carbon dioxide and monoxide. Every time you turn on the lights, you create a little pollution. In fact, the average home pollutes more than the average car! So saving electricity doesn’t just put money in your pocket, it helps keep the air and water clean, too.

Cows (Rumens) produce 30% of all ozone depleting Methane Gas. Now they get backpacks!!

It has been researched that cows through their digestive process produce 30% of all methane gas that finds its way into the atmosphere and subsequently destroys the environment.

cowbackpacksSo they made backpacks for the animals and stop all the gases from getting into the atmosphere.

Looking to address the fact that methane released into the atmosphere is damaging to the environment, each backpack is designed to collect 1,200 liters of various gases emitted by an individual cow each day. The pack is then taken to a lab to separate the 250 to 300 liters of methane contained inside. The gas can then be compressed and stored in containers, ready for use to power a fridge or even a car.

Perhaps what’s most surprising about this admittedly ridiculous looking innovation is that it is, in fact, a solution to a very real problem.