admin on Tuesday 13 August 2013
The western world has become dependent on foreign sources of energy such as oil and natural gas. Instead of buying energy from other countries, it’s a good idea for a nation to create a sustainable energy program at home. The best way to prevent the addiction to foreign oil and gas is to extract natural sources of energy such as wind, solar, geothermal and hydro.
Building and maintaining solar panels is more cost effective in the long term than running a coal burning power plant that requires a constant inflow of raw coal. Similarly, creating wind farms More …
admin on Thursday 6 June 2013
The standard incandescent light bulb uses a technology that is more than 130 years old. It has served us well in lighting our homes over the years, but 90 percent of the electricity used by these bulbs is wasted as heat energy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires that, beginning in 2013, light bulbs sold in the United States meet efficiency standards that decrease electricity usage by at least 28 percent. Many falsely believed this would be the death of the incandescent, but light bulb manufacturers More …
admin on Sunday 2 June 2013
If your home has a flat roof, you can save money on heating and cooling bills by planting a garden on it. A pitched roof can also be converted to green space, but it’s a more challenging process.
A green roof saves money by acting as insulation. The soil or planting medium and the plants themselves help hold in both cool and warm air. They also keep the sun’s rays from beating down on your roof. A green roof can be as much as 100 degrees cooler than a conventional asphalt shingle roof. More …
admin on Saturday 1 June 2013
In our quest to find new, reliable sources of power for our future, we’ve engineered a number of possible solutions. It is a true testament to human ingenuity. However, the best usage of our ingenuity comes from when we’re able to utilize our surrounding environment and work together with nature. One of the most impressive forms of energy that works within this criteria is geothermal energy.
Geothermal energy works exactly as the name entails. Geo, coming from Earth or rock, and thermal, meaning heat. Because the Earth is an active More …
admin on Friday 31 May 2013
Humanity is on the brink of an energy problem. We are finding that our supply of cheap, accessible fuel is rapidly depleting. As such, we’re looking towards any possible way to utilize plentiful energy. But what’s incredible is that an extremely beneficial and bountiful supply of energy within the reasonable reach of 80 of the word’s population: The ocean.
The ocean is an awe inspiring domain that offers humanity a lot in terms of potential energy. Here are 3 of the main benefits that we can derive from tapping the ocean’s supply of power.
The ocean is extremely More …
admin on Tuesday 28 May 2013
Wind power has greater potential in the United States than previously thought, according to two new studies released earlier this year. The latest findings suggest that the country can generate three times the amount of wind power previously maintained.
Current wind technology can generate up to as much as 37 million gigawatt-hours of power annually, according to AWS Truewind and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Twenty years ago, studies pegged the potential at just 10.7 million gigawatt-hours.
Both figures are higher than the current consumption of More …