Renewable Energy

We all need to learn to see ourselves as just partners with this good Earth. Not as enemies that come from somewhere else to impose their will on the Earth – but rather in interdependence with the natural cycle of life. We know that as living partners with the good Earth, we cannot do her harm without also hurting ourselves.

Tahca Ushte was born in 1900 in South Dakota USA and died in 1974. He was a medicine man in the Sioux tribe. His name meant “lame deer” in the Lakota language and was fitting for his deep understanding of the relationship of man to mother Earth.
Tahca Ushte recognized the delicate dependence of man on the resources provided by mother Earth. You can learn more about his teachings at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl-y5vzYlVA and also by searching under his name (also sometimes spelled as Tahca Uste) on Google or other web explorers.
Lopper shares the view of Tahca Ushte that life on this good Earth is not possible without the light and warmth of the sun.
Every 20 minutes the sun delivers more energy to the Earth – free of charge - than what man uses in a lifetime .
It is our belief at Lopper that we should become better partners with our good Earth by using the sun to provide for our energy needs. The sun provides for growth of our forests and gives us wood energy that can be easily stored for when we need to heat our living and working environment.
Germany is a good example of a country with moderate climate and multiple forms of renewable resources to draw from for a considerable share of its energy needs.
Currently only about 6 percent of the German potential for renewable energy is used. The potential for renewable energy in Germany accounts for only 37 percent of total primary energy consumption. But if we are successful in reducing energy consumption through greater efficiency, then the share of energy consumption provided by domestic renewable energy could climb to 60 percent.
The use of renewable energy creates employment. Already in 2005 there were about 70,000 jobs in renewable energy in Germany – and with an increasing trend. The industry estimates that there were more than 100,000 renewable energy jobs during 2010.