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 Peak Oil Check-In 
 A weekly comment on peak oil and energy scarcity
 Carl Etnier
 Carl Etnier WGDR  
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A scythe requires external energy to manufacture, but once it’s made, it operates off of human power. That’s a good part of the reason why I bought a scythe and am learning to use it and maintain it.

A good scythe, in the right hands, can mow grass about as low as a lawn mower. Once the grass reaches a certain height, a person with a scythe can also mow faster, at least than the gasoline-powered push mower we use on our lawn.
Produced by Relocalizing Vermont Productions. Theme music by Pete Sutherland; voiceover by Jo Chickering.
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Originally aired June 2009

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00:05:15 English 2009-06-16
 East Montpelier, Vermont
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