Natural Gas and Fracking

Some natural gas wells have seriously polluted water and air in localities near the wells or downstream from waste disposal sites. Yet it appears that a vast majority of natural … Continue Reading →


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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are Five Times More Than Subsidies To Renewables

It seems like nonsense, yet it appears to be true! In 2013 the International Energy Agency reported its latest world energy subsidy totals. The agency observed that fossil fuels were … Continue Reading →


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Power Efficiency: Where does the energy go?

  To deliver a unit of useful energy to your your home, it takes over twice as much energy to start out with, before losses (rejected energy) at generating plants … Continue Reading →


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Could volcanoes or meteorite strikes affect renewable solar energy performance?

    Large volcanoes, crater blasting meteorites and other cataclysmic events can introduce massive amounts of debris into the atmosphere, darkening the sky and reducing the output of solar power … Continue Reading →


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Can managed grazing reduce atmospheric CO2?

“We can take enough carbon out of the atmosphere and safely store it in the grassland soils for thousands of years. And if we just do that on about half … Continue Reading →


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Efficient Indoor Clothing: Thermal Fashion

            – If everyone wore a sweater, vest or light jacket indoors on colder days, we’d need less energy to heat buildings. On a world … Continue Reading →


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What is Biochar?

                    Biochar is charcoal that can be spread on agricultural lands. Advocates believe biochar could significantly reduce global warming. The material … Continue Reading →


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Efficient Cars: Feel good when you travel by car!

 .            – Save Energy            – Avoid Pollution            – Save Money            – It’s Affordable            – It’s Safe            – Fun            – Convenient            – Dependable            – Alternatives  . Save Energy. The fuel … Continue Reading →


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Heating Water Efficiently

      Be ready when your old water heater fails!       When your water heater fails, you will be in a hurry to replace it. That’s why … Continue Reading →


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Save Energy the Easy Way: Power Down When Not In Use

There’s an easy way to save energy with little or no effort or outlay: switch off power for lights and electronics when they’re not in use! Residential lights, electronics and … Continue Reading →