Coolhunt: self providing energy village

German green energy village

What it is

A village which provides uses green energy is not that rarely. But nowadays we see a lot of villages which uses only energy from the neighborhood. A good example is a tiny place in Germany called Feldheim. Only 150 people live in Feldheim but they all are an example to many cities and villages around the world. The energy thay use only comes from their own naighborhood. There’s a park with 43 windmills who provide power and heath for all the people in Feldheim. The citizens of Feldheim pay a low price for their power and heath and besides that, the money stays in Feldheim.

Why it is cool

I think these kind of villages are cool because it stimulates the use of green energy. When we look at the example of Feldheim, we see that the people do not pay money for energy costs to the Russian government anymore, all the money they pay stays in their own village. I hope these kind of villages are an example to many cities and villages all around the world. This kind of decentralization is very good for the environment and it is also good for the local economy.

source:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/07/pauls-berlin-energy.html

http://www.happynews.nl/2011/08/08/duits-dorp-is-volledig-zelfvoorzienend/

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