Daily Archives:February 14, 2013

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Guest Post: Alternative Heating Systems Should Be Given a Chance!

To elaborate, biomass is the energy that comes mainly from living things like trees and plants. These store energy from the sun that can be further transformed into heating energy. A biomass system produces significantly less carbon dioxide than some fuels and costs less. Studies have shown the possibility to reduce the costs dedicated to this issue with up to 50 percent. Who would refuse to pay less and contribute to the protection of the environment?

February 14th

Lithium-Ion Battery Developed at USC: Cheap and Strong

Researchers have long attempted to use silicon, which is cheap and has a high potential capacity, in battery anodes. (Anodes are where current flows into a battery, while cathodes are where current flows out.) The problem has been that previous silicon anode designs, which were basically tiny plates of the material, broke down from repeated swelling and shrinking during charging/discharging cycles and quickly became useless.

February 14th

E-Waste Collection in Colorado with ERI

“Today is an example of forward thinking minds coming together to benefit future generations,” said Marjorie Griek, Executive Director of The Colorado Association for Recycling. “The people of Colorado continue to recognize the significance of taking a leadership role in the responsible recycling of electronic waste, which makes us proud stewards of the environment.”

February 14th

Guest Post: Stadium Tech and Making Green Giants

Even though stadiums are only used periodically for games, the reality is with tens of thousands of fans at games massive water, trash, sewage, and energy usage can leave a huge carbon footprint. Owen Glubiak reported about the Cowboys stadium in an article for the EE Times online and he cites, “the stadium averaged about $200,000 a month in utility bills” which comes to about “2,036,560 kWh per month or roughly 24,439,918 kWh per year”. He goes on to reveal that it is equivalent to the same amount of energy that the entire city of Santa Monica uses per year.

February 14th