Saving Energy: The End of Incandescent Bulbs
The writing is on the wall now. Electronics giant Phillips has announced the complete elimination of all incandescent lamps and bulbs. Energy efficient alternatives such as compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are available now. CFLs can replace incandescents in every type of application, with the benefit that they consume 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer.Which Countries Are The Greenest?
With the concept of “Going Green” cutting a higher profile in the minds of most people, it is interesting to ask the question, “Which countries are the greenest?” among the major countries in the world.Geothermal Technology: The Undiscovered Green Technology
Geothermal technology, also referred to as geo-exchange, takes advantage of the constant temperature zone underground and uses it as an enormous heat sink to absorb heat in the warmer months. Then, in winter when heating is desired, the same constant temperature becomes a heat source to offset the need for other energy sources to provide heating. All that is needed is a system of pipes buried in your back yard that can carry out efficient heat exchange, providing cooler air for you home in the summer and warmer air in the winter. Geothermal technology should receive more attention as an energy source that causes no emissions of greenhouse gases and is almost limitless in its ability to provide cost effective energy to homes around the world.Recycling CDs Online to Help the Environment
Did you know that our favourite CDs, when discarded, go to landfills and share a major portion of rubbish thus created. Out of sight, out of mind was rightly said because once we throw our waste into landfills, we just forget about it.Junk Removal and Rubbish Removal
We often travel to far off locations to enjoy the breath taking scenery and exotic locales. We also often end up going to other nations and appreciating the natural beauty that exists there. Then why are we so incapable of protecting, preserving and restoring the natural beauty of our own motherland? Maybe it’s because we don’t have any time to devote towards the cause, or maybe because each one of us is simply not bothered about it and we do not give it importance.Carbon Capture Question: What Can We Do With All That CO2?
Carbon capture and storage technology is the trapping of carbon dioxide from the exhaust of power plants that burn fossil fuels, and its sequestration underground in such a way that it cannot reenter the atmosphere. The amounts of CO2 proposed to be captured are enormous. So, what can we do with all that captured carbon? According to a study from Durham University in the United Kingdom, one of the best uses for all that captured CO2 is using it to recover more oil.We Need a Bill In Congress Guaranteeing the Right to Self Generating Residential Energy
No, I am not a conspiracy theorist in the least, I am more of a skeptic, and I love to debunk conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, there are conspiracies, that have been uncovered in the past, and therefore it does make sense not to you dismiss conspiracy theories straight away, but rather investigate them. Indeed, I’d like to tell you something I see approaching and something we need to be careful with as a society not to let it happen.The Cities of the Future Will Be Green
Urban design is becoming decidedly green. As architects and city planners think about what the cities of the future should look like, one theme dominates: sustainability. Thus, the cities of the future will be urban centers designed to be sustainable and have as little environmental impact as possible. The planned city of Masdar, with 50,000 inhabitants, is being built from scratch to have a carbon footprint of zero.A Prescription For An Energy Policy That Can Succeed in Reducing The Use of Fossil Fuel
Consider the following: In the USA petroleum supplies about 40% of the country’s total energy demand. Coal provides 23% and natural gas provides another 22%. Most of the remainder, approximately 15%, comes from nuclear and hydroelectric, with renewable sources like wind and solar making very small contributions at the current time. It is a given that petroleum, coal, and gas, currently providing a combined 85% of America’s power needs, are not going to be abandoned or replaced any time soon. The country is simply too heavily dependent on those sources to be able to eliminate them in the foreseeable future. Assuming you agree that reducing our dependence on fossil fuel-derived power is desirable, what should we be doing?The Reality of Off-Shoring Wind Generation
Now then, before I start I’d like to tell you that I am not an anti-wind generation guy, I believe in alternative energy, but only if it can be produced for lower cost, and makes a lot of sense. And, I don’t believe in subsidies, and do believe that all energy generation regardless of type must compete in the free market based on its return on investment, ability to get capital, and its efficiency. So, I’d like to talk about the reality of offshore wind generation.Alternative Energy – A Focus In Oil Producing States
Here is a surprise. Efforts are underway in two major oil-producing states to establish renewable energy sources to supply a part of the overall energy needs. Believe it or not, alternative energy is emerging in both Alaska and Louisiana, two of the largest producers of petroleum in the United States.Ensuring Eco Products Are Not Just Eco Claims
As more and more people are becoming concerned about the environment and the damage caused by global warming, more and more products are coming supplied with an eco-friendly tag. Not all eco friendly products, however, match the claims that are often made on the label and in several cases the term eco has been tagged on as a way of marketing, rather than real eco credentials.