Seven Springs Speaker Spotlight: John Ivanko, Renewable Energy Specialist

| 8/15/2011 2:48:24 PM

Get to know John Ivanko, co-author of Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. 

What are you going to speak about at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR? 

/uploadedImages/Blogs/Mother_Earth_News_Fair/ivanko(1).jpgI'll be talking about powering your homestead with renewable energy. From wind energy to photovoltaics, solar thermal to geothermal systems, from all-electric CitiCars recharged with off-grid PV systems to firing up your tractor with home-made biodiesel (made with waste fryer oil), there's an abundance of ways to reclaim control over the energy you need to make your home or business go. Without getting too technical, I'll talk about inverters and grid-tied systems, living without a clothes dryer and using a solar oven and woodstove cooktop to prepare our meals which I also write about in my new cookbook, Farmstead Chef, which will be launched at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.

Besides the renewable energy systems themselves, I'll also address the importance of energy efficiency and conservation as the first steps before embarking on the larger investments in renewable energy systems. With many state and federal programs still around, at least for now, the time is right to declare energy independence: not from overseas imported oil, but from fossil fuels altogether.

If you want to get your electric utility to start paying you instead of you paying the corporation, you'll get a lot out my presentation, since my wife and I have turned energy into a positive cash flow for our business, Inn Serendipity Bed and Breakfast and Farm.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with FAIR attendees? 

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