Sustainable Solar power in Sydney, home-generated electricity and green-housing developments go under the microscope this week as we explore the science of sustainable living. Meanwhile Dave goes for gold in water recycling by purifying and drinking water from urine, and we also find out how vitamin supplements can kill, discover an atom-thin transistor and hear how testosterone provoke boom and bust on the stock market. So join us as we become eco-estate agents and go through the keyholes of the Green Houses of Tomorrow!
My house is roughly a hundred years old. The new houses built today may not last that long but, in general, the houses of the next 50 years are going to be the ones we have now. Bored chemist, Tue, 22nd Apr 2008
I am also vey wary about the overall concept of microgeneration. If a substantial fraction of out electricity were going to be provided by microgeneration, then what are the big power generating companies going to do about the loss of business. They will not be happy, and they will have their voice heard (not least because they are a source of tax revenue, whereas at present microgeneration does not generate tax revenue, and it is far more difficult to enforce tax collection upon lots of little people, then upon a large centralised pool of money.
"what are the big power generating companies going to do about the loss of business?"
Which house of what future?