For this reason, the matter of lighting your home can be a huge draw on power at this time of year. Also, it can be a source of anxiety for anyone keeping an eye on the environment. Make sure your house conserves energy and remains environmentally friendly through the winter with a couple of easy technological tricks.
Monthly Archives:September 2012
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On September 24th, Tesla Motors revealed that it had been hiding a bit of a secret. It seems that the much anticipated network of Tesla electric car charging stations was not only designed and ready for construction, but a mini-network of an initial six stations was already operational in California, having been built in secret.
In order to be able to give a well-informed response, EMPA, on behalf of the Department of Energy (BFA) and in collaboration with the research institute Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART), and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), has updated the ecobalance of numerous biofuels, including their production chains.
NCC Construction Sweden has been commissioned to construct a total of 123 base plates, with associated roads, for two wind farms on the borders between the Swedish counties of Västernorrland and Jämtland. The client is Statkraft SCA Vind AB and the total order value is SEK 460 million, which will be registered in the fourth quarter.
Blowing insulation into an attic space is a remarkably simple home energy retrofit project that can have truly enormous financial and energy saving payback. Insulation is one of the cheapest components of a home, yet has the largest potential for saving money over the course of the life of a building. In fact, many insulation […]
Under the five-year contract, Tetra Tech will support EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) in its efforts to promote the assessment, cleanup, and revitalization of properties that are affected by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or other contaminants.
Since its inception in 1995, EPA’s Brownfields Program has grown into a proven, results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated property is perceived, addressed, and managed. EPA’s Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a branch of the United States Commerce Department, has a new project. They recently showed off their new facility, built to resemble a house, which is expected to create enough energy to power itself over the course of a year. NIST intends to show that an average home […]
The power analytics challenge involves providing a visibility to the end-user about the power consumption of their device in real-time. The information management challenge strives to address data integration by providing a model for linking information concerning devices within an organization.
This is discouraging news. The White House should be a showcase for renewable energy. [repostus hash=8e60e9cbb31ecea3197e012ef5ce5e09 title=Still+No+Solar+Panels+on+White+House host=Clean+Technica short=1oo3u snip=%C2%A0+It+has+been+over+twenty+years+since+the+White+House+roof+had+solar+panels.+President+Carter+had+them+installed+in+1979+to+heat+water.+President+Obama+said+in+2010+that+new+solar+panels+would+be+added+in+2011.+They+weren%E2%80%99t.+At+the+time+of+the+announcement%2C+Energy+Secretary+Steven+Chu+said%3A+%E2%80%9CThis%26hellip%3B thumb=2957543 jump=2]
This sustainable product is now has wood floors on display at the Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles. “We’re extraordinarily pleased with the way the beauty of the wood floors was enhanced and preserved with Vermont Natural Coatings,” said Samuel Freeman in a press announcement. “The gallery is all about environment on so many levels and we’re certainly fortunate to have found an environmentally safe, high performance product that meets our very demanding standards.”
When it comes to burden on the environment, traditional water heaters could have the biggest impact among sources that no one ever thinks about. Water heaters (gas, electric and tankless) actually produce as much, if not more, CO2 than your typical automobile. At nearly 6,400 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, the water heater produces about eight tons of carbon dioxide annually, which doubles that of the standard automobile.
For those who wish to understand the growth of solar energy globally, add this report from Clean Technica to your files. Solar graphic: Kevin M. Gill [repostus hash=66d25b7fcdc5df244b2632e46e27b555 title=Europe+Installed+Two-Thirds+of+the+World%26%238217%3Bs+New+Solar+Power+in+2011 host=Clean+Technica short=1oh9r snip=%C2%A0+Two-thirds+of+newly+installed+solar+power+capacity+in+2011+was+in+Europe%2C+or+18.5+GW.+Europe%E2%80%99s+total+solar+power+capacity+now+totals+52+GW.+That%E2%80%99s+enough+electricity+to+power+a+country+with+the+energy+demands+of+Austria%2C+which+is+2%25+of+the+European+Union%E2%80%99s+total+electricity+needs.+The+European%26hellip%3B thumb=2950446 jump=2]
Good news on the renewable energy and renewable energy education fronts from Nicholas Brown at Clean Technica. [repostus hash=996e83b9505e107fdd65f3e77f74e810 title=University+of+Florida+to+Go+Solar+by+November host=Clean+Technica short=1nMPN snip=%C2%A0+According+to+The+Gainsville+Sun%2C+the+University+of+Florida+will+%E2%80%9Cgo+solar%E2%80%9D+by+November+in+order+to+reduce+energy+costs%2C+and+the+solar+panels+are+also+to+serve+as+a+teaching+tool+for+professors+and+students.+The+university+is+building+a+100-kW+power+plant+which+is+expected+to+supply+the+university%26hellip%3B thumb=2921314 jump=3]
EEIP (Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes) and DENEFF (German, industry led initiative for energy efficiency) are inviting you to ‘Energy Recovery in Industry: Opportunity for energy efficiency’, a two day business Congress which will take place on 24-25 October in Berlin (Melia Hotel Berlin, Friedrichstrasse, close to German Bundestag).