Thursday, March 08, 2007

We've got the power!

So in anticipation of this weekend's "Springing Ahead" (3 weeks earlier than usual) and the potential the switch has to save billions of dollars in energy costs... I came across this little tidbit in last month's Utne:

The gist of it is that every footstep creates 6 to 8 watts of energy, "energy that simply scatters into the ether." A British company is working on creating vibration-harnessing sensors that charge batteries and could be placed in train stations, bridges, any building that vibrates energy. Other companies are working on ideas such as cell phone-charging shoes. Harvesting this free, available, and green energy could quite possibly an energy revolution.

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