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Home Appliances: How to Improve your Energy Efficiency

Though often taken for granted, home appliances exist to allow us to operate more efficiently on a day-to-day basis. And, though not critical to our well-being, they definitely save us time and labor, but questionable as to whether they save us money. Even those refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers that come with energy and money-saving features […]

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ABCs of Energy Efficiency

Simple Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency There are two actions that, with relatively low levels of investment and virtually no intrusion into one’s habits and lifestyle, can have a dramatic impact on the energy efficiency of a home: Air sealing, often referred to as “plugging”, improves the overall energy efficiency of a home and represents […]

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13 Easy Free & Almost Free Ways to Slash Your Energy Use

This is a guest post from Shel Horowitz, author of Painless Green: 111 Tips to Help the Environment, Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Cut Your Budget, and Improve Your Quality of Life—With No Negative Impact on Your Lifestyle. Read more tips at his blog http://goingbeyondsustainability.com   Readers of this blog already know WHY we should save energy. You […]

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Renewable Green Energy and Related Inventions

There is no shortage of renewable energy sources. The challenge that the world faces is how to use these sources efficiently. Depending on the location, there are 5 types of renewable energy sources, most often than not, one of these sources can be utilized in your area. Renewable Energy Sources Wind power Solar power Biomass […]

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Renewable vs nonrenewable energy pros and cons

Energy is an important aspect of every living organism. Organisms need to obtain energy from food to carry out their daily work. Apart from living organisms, machines created by human being need to deliver energy from fuels so as to carry out their intended work. According to law of thermodynamics, energy cannot be created or […]

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Going Green Like Your Favorite Celebrity

With global warming becoming a serious concern year after the year, it is definitely commendable that a few celebrities are putting their best step forward to “go green” which is a popular term used to describe their changes made in their lifestyle for the safety and sheer benefit of the environment. People going green take […]

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Climate change and its affect on our health

For the past 50 years, man has contributed a lot to climate change. The use of fossil fuels is known to be the leading source of substances like green house gases and carbon dioxide, both of which are known to affect the global climate negatively. Rising sea levels, melting glaciers as well as changing patterns […]

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Changing the world one block at a time

The origins of environment degradation are often traced to the onset of the industrial revolution. The earliest industries had in position the rudiments of environment safety and health management. It is a recognized fact that the volume of heat, effluents and discharges that large industries can produce, is large enough to cause concern maybe even […]

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Why You Should Plan on Gas Prices Staying High

One of my favorite email “forwards” regards the huge amount of oil in the Bakken Formation, a Mountain range in Western United States.  The email implies that there is a conspiracy among powerful environmentalists that keep this coveted resource from getting used. It goes on to say that tapping into this oil source would dramatically […]

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Benefits of using green renewable energy

Green renewable energy is type of energy which is usually produced by natural resources, for example wind, sunlight, rain, tidal energy, geothermal heat, and many more. In 1800’s, most of the energy in this world came from the renewable energy resources. However, the use of natural energy has already decreased since the findings of non-renewable […]

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