Comments for WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com coexisting into the great unknown Sat, 06 Dec 2014 14:35:21 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Urban Farming: Nature, Art, and Society Converge by Convivial Degrowth: An Ecologic Reckoning for an Ailing Planet | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/sustainability/urban-farming-nature-art-and-society-converge/#comment-177750 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 14:35:21 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=6631#comment-177750 […] STORY: Urban Farming: Nature, Art, and Society Converge […]

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Comment on Starhawk: Hope in the Time of Climate Change by Daniel Ferra http://www.wilderutopia.com/sustainability/starhawk-hope-in-the-time-of-climate-change/#comment-177442 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:31:10 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=9099#comment-177442 We need a National Feed in Tariff, this petition starts in California.

California currently has a Feed in Tariff that does not allow home owners to participate in the State mandated goal of 33% renewable energy by 2020.

California also does not allow the homeowner to oversize their R.E systems, as of now, your local utility has allowed only 80% homeowner generation from your R.E system.

California has 2 different Energy policies Net-metering and a Feed in Tariff.

Net metering the energy policy for homeowners, allow you to bank excess electricity from R.E systems for future credits. The credits you accumulate
are at the retail rate, and are reviewed at the end of the year. It will be written off with a thank you from the utility and no payment to the homeowner for producing more than what you use.

Net metering has allowed third party leasing companies to replace one utility with another.

A California Residential Feed in Tariff would allow homeowners to sell their R.E to the utility, protecting our communities from Poison Water, Grid Failures, Natural Disasters, Toxic Natural Gas and Oil Fracking. It would also create a new revenue stream for the Hard Working Taxpaying, Voting, Homeowner.

“Examples of Net-metering slow down Renewable Energies:
1. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) which create de facto caps on the deployment of renewable energies (the Germans do not have any RPSs, their Feed in Tariff has no caps.

2. Net-metering caps, most states only allow a small percentage of one to two percent of peak load to be net metered.

3. Third party leasing companies like Solar City, Sun Run, Verango, Sungevity and others fight tooth and nail to protect scarce capacity carve outs (from the States RPSs) so as to bolster their chosen business model.” Bob Tregilus

No one is fighting for the Hard Working, Taxpaying, Voting, Homeowner, we can change that with a Ca. Residential Feed in Tariff Energy policy that allows everyone to participate. Homeowner’s, Small and Large Businesses, Small and Large farmers, and Industries, have the right to sell Renewable Energy electricity back to the utility.

We need sustainable and successful energy solutions now and a Residential and Commercial Feed in Tariff is sustainable and will help ensure our survival.

Vote Solar Initiative is a Sierra Club and Solar Leasing Companies platform to ensure that One Utility will take the place of Another through the continued use of Net Metering.

We need a Policy that will enable Hard Working, Voting, Tax Paying Citizens, get a chance to participate in the States goal of 33% Renewable Energy by 2020 through a California Residential Feed in Tariff.

California, there is enough Residential Solar to power 2.25 San Onofres, couple that with a Commercial Feed in Tariff and we can solve some of these environmental and electrical generating problems.

This petition will ask the California Regulators and Law makers to allocate Renewable Portfolio Standards to Ca. Home Owners for a Residential Feed in Tariff, the RPS is the allocation method that is used to set aside a certain percentage of electrical generation for Renewable Energy in the the State.

Sign And Share this petition for a California Residential Feed in Tariff.
http://signon.org/sign/let-california-home-owners

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Comment on Permaculture: Land-Based System of Human Rewilding by Starhawk: Hope in the Time of Climate Change | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/sustainability/permaculture-land-based-system-of-human-rewilding/#comment-177178 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:11:24 +0000 http://wilderutopia.com/?p=906#comment-177178 […] Permaculture offers a simple, secular framework of ethics that can guide us: ‘Care for the earth’, ‘Care for the people’, and ‘Care for the Future’, which implies the imperatives to return surpluses into the system, limit consumption and take no more than your fair share.  READ MORE… […]

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Comment on Haiti: Rebuilding Sustainably with Earthbag Houses by Gail Brewer http://www.wilderutopia.com/landscape/design/haiti-rebuilding-sustainably-with-earthbag-houses/#comment-177148 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:14:38 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=5375#comment-177148 Hi, It’s great work that you and the Haitian community have done. Definitely continue and I look forward to helping. By the way what is the square footage of just one of the domes in white? Is it 120 square feet?

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Comment on Ayahuasca: Fake Shamans and The Divine Vine of Immortality by Dan http://www.wilderutopia.com/traditions/ayahuasca-fake-shamans-and-the-divine-vine-of-immortality/#comment-176334 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:47:08 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=6768#comment-176334 Roberto I imagine after what happened to kyle ; you’ll never even return to Peru.
I have to tell you , that while watching your documentary I couldn’t wait for it to end because I wanted the same healing you described for yourself. That fact that your vision to build a center that would allow others to experience the same healing you had has been destroyed is so unfortunate . I have looked for you online and you are no where to be found. This is understandable. It is my hope that you will overcome this tragic connection and resume to fulfill your vision . That being a place for others to heal. You have stumbled by get up now and continue with people you know have the same vision .

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Comment on Karlheinz Stockhausen: Cosmic Pulses of Sound from the Dog Star by Jack Eidt http://www.wilderutopia.com/performance/sound/karlheinz-stockhausen-cosmic-pulses-of-sound-from-the-dog-star/#comment-176208 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:49:35 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=9002#comment-176208 Mac Talley: “Love Stockhausen. When I wanted to clear my room at 3 am, during college parties, Karlheinz always did the trick.”

Thanks, Mac. I would have preferred to hear more Stockhausen at college parties. It was the Madonna that cleared me…

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Comment on Iannis Xenakis: Musical Sorcery Using Mathematical Totems by Karlheinz Stockhausen: Cosmic Pulses of Sound | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/performance/sound/iannis-xenakis-musical-sorcery-using-mathematical-totems/#comment-176199 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:36:04 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=8925#comment-176199 […] STORY: Iannis Xenakis: Musical Sorcery Using Mathematical Totems […]

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Comment on Pipeline Delay: Sustainability Threat from Tar Sands Oil Remains by Post-Apocalyptic Destruction of the Tar Sands: Alberta from Above | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/energy/tar-sands/pipeline-delay-sustainability-threat-from-tar-sands-oil-remains/#comment-175875 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:01:07 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=2037#comment-175875 […] DilBit is a toxic petroleum slurry principally consisting of bitumen and hydrocarbons like benzene and naphtha. Benzene, naphtha and other hydrocarbons or natural gas condensates have been found to be carcinogenic. This has been understood as early as the 1950s. When heated to 158 degrees Fahrenheit, which results from the pipeline’s having to be pressurized to 1,440 psi, this slurry reveals another potentially dangerous quality: it easily becomes unstable. This resultant instability permits the liquefied hydrocarbons to return to gaseous form. When these “bubbles” implode shortly thereafter, explosive pressure spikes occur that embrittle and eventually rupture any gauge metal used for pipelines. — WilderUtopia […]

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Comment on A Wampanoag Thanksgiving: Stolen Land, Massacred Hope by Praxis Center | The Legacy of Thanksgiving, and a Heritage of Lies | http://www.wilderutopia.com/traditions/wampanoag-thanksgiving-stolen-land-massacred-hope/#comment-175730 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:54:12 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=7574#comment-175730 […] Wampanoag tell a different story. After the Pilgrim’s successful harvest of Tisquantum’s planting, they planned their own day of […]

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Comment on Narcotrafficking in Mexico – Neoliberalism and a Militarized State by Mexico's Ayotzinapa 43: Revolutionary Movement Grows Amid US Silence | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/narcotrafficking-in-mexico-neoliberalism/#comment-175726 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:02:18 +0000 http://wilderutopia.com/?p=132#comment-175726 […] STORY: Narcotrafficking in Mexico – Neoliberalism and a Militarized State […]

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Comment on Blessing for La Moskitia, A Culture and Land in Transition by Drilling in the Caribbean: Honduran Indigenous Communities Speak Out | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/landscape/ecotourism/blessing-for-la-moskitia-a-culture-and-land-in-transition/#comment-175721 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:10:04 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=7513#comment-175721 […] STORY: Blessing for La Moskitia, A Culture and Land in Transition […]

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Comment on Model Cities: Neo-Colonialists Seek Submissive Wild For Capitalist Utopia – By Jack Eidt by Drilling in the Caribbean: Honduras Indigenous Communities Speak Out | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/humanity/model-cities-corporatocracy-seeks-submissive-wild-for-true-love-by-jack-eidt/#comment-175720 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:09:09 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=3577#comment-175720 […] STORY: Model Cities: Neo-Colonialists Seek Submissive Wild For Capitalist Utopia […]

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Comment on Honduras: Narcotrafficking Leads to Native Dispossession, Deforestation by Mexico's Ayotzinapa 43: Revolutionary Movement Grows Amid US Silence | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/earth/honduras-narcotrafficking-leads-to-native-dispossession-deforestation/#comment-175551 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:15:59 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=7932#comment-175551 […] STORY: Honduras: Narcotrafficking Leads to Native Dispossession, Deforestation […]

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Comment on Nicaragua: Scientists Advise Scrapping Destructive Gran Canal by dolphin boat tours st pete beach jobs http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/earth/nicaragua-scientists-advise-scrapping-destructive-gran-canal/#comment-175543 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:27:45 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=9006#comment-175543 Hi friends, its great article concerning educationand entirely defined, keep it
up all the time.

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Comment on Bear Witness: First Nations Protect Grizzlies in British Columbia by Big Oil and Gas Resistance in BC: The Unist'ot'en Call to the Land | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/wildlife/bear-witness-first-nations-protect-grizzlies-in-british-columbia/#comment-174848 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:20:08 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=7751#comment-174848 […] STORY: Bear Witness: First Nations Protect Grizzlies in British Columbia […]

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Comment on SpOIL: Tar Sands Pipelines Threaten Great Bear Rainforest by Big Oil and Gas Resistance in BC: The Unist'ot'en Call to the Land | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/wildlife/spoil-tar-sands-pipelines-threaten-great-bear-rainforest/#comment-174847 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:19:25 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=1145#comment-174847 […] STORY: SpOIL: Tar Sands Pipelines Threaten Great Bear Rainforest […]

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Comment on Olvera Street Day of the Dead – Los Angeles with an Aztec Flair by Painted Sugar Skulls on Dia de los Muertos | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/traditions/olvera-street-day-of-the-dead-los-angeles-with-an-aztec-flair/#comment-174488 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:36:49 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=1934#comment-174488 […] STORY: Olvera Street Day of the Dead – Los Angeles with an Aztec Flair […]

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Comment on Governor Brown: Climate Leader or Climate Loser? by Faces of Fracking: Civil Rights Hero Takes on Big Oil | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/energy/climate/governor-brown-climate-leader-or-climate-loser/#comment-173915 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:49:07 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=8533#comment-173915 […] STORY: Governor Brown: Climate Leader or Climate Loser? […]

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Comment on Bitter Music in Natural Acoustics with Harry Partch by Delia Derbyshire: '60s Science Fiction Sound Art | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/performance/bitter-music-natural-acoustics-harry-partch/#comment-173571 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:41:02 +0000 http://wilderutopia.com/?p=990#comment-173571 […] STORY: Bitter Music in Natural Acoustics with Harry Partch […]

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Comment on Francis Bacon About Town: Surrealist Painter, Worth Multi-Millions by Delia Derbyshire: '60s Science Fiction Sound Art | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/landscape/urban-art/francis-bacon-about-town-surrealist-painter-now-worth-millions/#comment-173564 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:27:38 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=7614#comment-173564 […] STORY: Francis Bacon About Town: Surrealist Painter, Worth Multi-Millions […]

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Comment on Honduras: Patuca River Dams Threaten Indigenous Survival by Collamer: Dam, You're One Ugly Hurdle to Get Over | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/honduras-patuca-river-dams-threaten-indigenous-survival/#comment-173323 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:26:11 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=1347#comment-173323 […] STORY: Honduras: Patuca River Dams Threaten Indigenous Survival […]

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Comment on B. Traven’s “Macario” – Magical Realist Journey on Day of the Dead by Drumming and Dancing on Day of the Dead | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/performance/film/b-travens-macario-magical-realist-journey-on-day-of-the-dead/#comment-172413 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:05:58 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=7151#comment-172413 […] STORY: B. Traven’s “Macario” – Magical Realist Journey on Day of the Dead […]

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Comment on Guatemala: “Genocidal” General Elected to Fight Drug War by Kill the Messenger: Gary Webb and the Contra-Cocaine Connection | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/guatemala-genocidal-general-elected-to-fight-drug-war/#comment-172222 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:04:58 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=2000#comment-172222 […] STORY: Guatemala: “Genocidal” General Elected to Fight Drug War […]

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Comment on Nicaragua: Scientists Advise Scrapping Destructive Gran Canal by Honduras: Mega-Tourism and Garifuna Communities Collide | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/earth/nicaragua-scientists-advise-scrapping-destructive-gran-canal/#comment-172134 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:15:27 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=9006#comment-172134 […] STORY: Nicaragua: Scientists Advise Scrapping Destructive Gran Canal […]

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Comment on Great Canal of Nicaragua: Environmental Ruin and Fiscal Folly by Nicaragua: Scientists Advise Scrapping Gran Canal | WilderUtopia.com http://www.wilderutopia.com/international/earth/great-canal-of-nicaragua-environmental-ruin-and-fiscal-folly/#comment-172133 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:07:53 +0000 http://www.wilderutopia.com/?p=8361#comment-172133 […] STORY: Great Canal of Nicaragua: Environmental Ruin and Fiscal Folly […]

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