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Episode-840- Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies Part 1

Steven Harris - CEO of Knowledge Publications

Steven Harris returns to TSP for his 6th visit.  Today he joins us to discuss various alternative energy technologies including, solar, wind, biofuel, wood gasification and more.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-755- Steven Harris on Making Alcohol Based Fuels at Home

Steven Harris from IMakeMyGas.com

Did you know that you can legally and inexpensively make your own alcohol based fuels at home.  Today Steven Harris joins us to discuss doing just that!

We start off with the easiest method by using sugar and move onto ways to cut the cost to almost nothing such as getting left over bread, cola syrup, old doughnuts, etc as feed sources for your yeast.

Steven is also giving away five free copies of Alcohol Can Be A Gas by David Blume which the absolute bible on making your own alcohol based fuels.  You can enter that contest at IMakeMyOwnGas.com

Making alcohol based fuels is actually very easy and in fact Steven describes it as the “second oldest profession known to man”.  If anchorite Sumerians could make beer from spoiled barley gruel surly anyone can learn to basically do the same thing today.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • What exactly is alcohol based fuel made up of
  • Can it be run safely in modern engines
  • What are the best sources of material for making your own alcohol fuels
  • How can you make your own fuel tomorrow in your own home with less than a 250 dollar start cost
  • What is the difference between ethanol and methanol
  • The good, bad and ugly of using corn as a fuel stock
  • A laundry list of just about everything that you can use to make alcohol fuels with
  • How to get a free permit for making alcohol fuel
  • How you could make your own consumable alcohol if the SHTF – currently illegal
  • The stuff a brewer has to worry about that a fuel maker can totally ignore

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

  • Steven’s Websites
    • Solar1234.com – Get info on all Steven’s Sites
    • IMakeMyGas.com – Where you can enter the contest and order the items we discussed on today’s show.

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-703- Listener Calls for 7-15-11

Once again we are at the end of a week and it is Friday, that means my favorite of all types of shows is today, shows where the audience has their voice heard.  Today we have a great line up of calls with questions and awesome tips as well.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • A humorous look at out of touch academics ala Rodney Dangerfield
  • Just how close to implosion are state budgets
  • Are we seeing proof of Saudi peak oil
  • The TSP Chat room is a great resource
  • A tip to get support from companies that don’t want to provide it
  • The pill bug in the garden, dealing with him
  • Oak in red wine
  • Thoughts on high end air soft guns
  • Alcohol as a fuel
  • Methods of tick control
  • The SEC decides the fox can manage the hen house
  • Mother Earth News as a source for real estate
  • Natural Gas Cars, are they worth it

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-304- Audience Questions 10-27-09

After being preempted by the weather yesterday we are doing today’s show on listener questions.  Tune in today as we answer questions about surplus firearms, buying land, keeping and investing in silver, potential bank runs, alcohol as a gas and more.

Today I also tell you about an article I read on Lew Rockwell about coming food shortages and why food producing land will be one of the most valuable commodities in the coming future. The article is aptly titled “Food Will Never Be So Cheap Again“.

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show

Episode-16- Banks Collapse, More on Nuclear Power and Jim Cramer Get’s One Right

Today’s show is another free for all with quite a few subjects, today we discuss..

  • The continued drop in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock
  • Steve Forbes Suggestion to break up and privatize Fannie and Freddie
  • Jim Cramer is right for a change, kill ethanol and mandate natural gas?
  • My personal ways I conserve energy in the home
  • The greed of modern cities and oppressive property taxation
  • Your gas is being subsidized by over charging the airlines
  • The survival podcast grows to 100 plus listeners in less then 25 days!

Remember to comment on episodes, ask questions or suggest topics.

Episode-15- The Lies of Ethanol and Biofuel

Note - There is an error in today’s podcast. When I stated that it took 400 pounds of corn to make a gallon of ethanol that was a mistake. What I meant to say was 400 pounds of corn to produce 25 gallons or one tank of gas.

Today we will start off with a quick look at two financial stories that are being spun as “positive”.

First we will look at the decision by the Federal Reserve to bail out Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and how once again the M3 Money supply will be inflated further devaluing the dollar.

Second a few quick comments on the decision by InBev (a Belgium company) to buy Anheuser-Busch for 52 Billion Dollars. Let’s ask if this is just one of the first examples of the weak dollar resulting in foreign take overs of profitable American companies.

Moving on to the main topic of todays show we will cover a major hot topic in the energy sector, the production of Corn Based ethanol. We will discuss some of the chief problems with ethanol such as..

  • Ethanol can’t be pumped in pipelines
  • You loose energy in ethanol production
  • It would take 97% of U.S. land to fully provide for our annual fuel consumption
  • Corn is resource intensive
  • The escalation pricing in the global food market
  • It takes 11 acres of land to produce enough corn for one average American vehicle

Resources for this Podcast