GUEST POST: Choosing the Right Type of Renewable Energy

You may believe wholeheartedly in renewable energy and the concept of sustainability that serves as the foundation stone. What kind of renewable energy in which you choose to invest, however, is quite another matter, especially if considering something like biomass. This guest post from the Enerfina in the UK might help with your understanding.

GUEST POST: Eco Paints for Your Home and Health 


Although you can see (and smell) pollution outside, you are actually more susceptible to these toxins in your own home. Because indoor spaces are unable to provide the same kind of ventilation as the great outdoors, any airborne toxins that enter your home are generally there to stay.

GUEST POST: Greenwashed or Legit? The Idea Behind Green Concrete Countertops

Building green is trendy these days in the construction and remodeling industry. There are environmental experts who point to concrete as a suitable material for green construction, including concrete floors, concrete homes and concrete countertops.

GUEST POST: The Importance Of Making Your Home Asbestos-Free

As much as we want to avoid the subject, the reality of asbestos still exists for many people in the world. This guest post by Brenda Panin provides some useful information on the matter.

GUEST POST: Dispelling Common Myths of South American Tropical Woods & The Environment

In fact, agricultural interests have been the largest offenders in the Amazon with their desire for more land to raise cattle and grow soybeans and other commodity crops for internal use and the burgeoning export markets.

Indonesia’s Steps Toward Timber Standards

Recently, on March 20 in Jakarta, Indonesia, all major trade associations came together to increase their standards in timber production and the forestry industry.

GUEST POST: New Energy-Efficient Lighting Changes Take Effect This Summer

Danielle Stewart has written before about the five benefits of lighting retrofits for commercial or warehouse spaces with lighting that can be more energy efficient. Here, along a similar line of thought, she addresses the old standard T-12 fluorescent lamp.

Possible Material Breakthrough for Thermoelectric Field

Liquid-like materials that may form a foundation for new thermoelectric energy devices have been discovered by researchers from Caltech, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Michigan, and the Chinese Academy of Science’s Shanghai Institute of Ceramics. The scientists have identified a liquid-like compound whose properties give it the potential to be more efficient than traditional thermoelectrics, which convert heat into electricity.

Viaspace Green Energy Eyes Giant Grass for Thai Biomass Fuel

US-based Viaspace Green Energy signed a memorandum of understanding January 17 with Thailand’s Seema Energy to grow its proprietary Giant King Grass for the Thai company’s proposed 90MW biomass plant.

Waste from Pulp and Paper Mills Could be Used for Cheaper Batteries

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), scientists have discovered that a plentiful natural byproduct of the pulp and paper industry – lignon – can be used to store an electrical charge.

GUEST POST: Is softened water good for the environment?

As the process of turning hard water into soft water involves chemicals, there is naturally a concern for the environment and the possible damage this causes to the surrounding ecosystem. In any case, an artificial chemical process is the human method of controlling a set of components into a specified form for a number of practical reasons.

GUEST POST: Five Benefits for Lighting Retrofits

According to figures published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, commercial lighting is second only to space heating in overall energy consumption in the business world and ranks first in electricity consumption. As a result, retrofitting office and manufacturing workspaces with energy efficient lighting solutions can significantly reduce corporate energy costs

GUEST POST: Methods on Tackling Weeds

Weeds are considered as one of the greatest threats to crop yields in the farm and are well known as an eyesore to the everyday garden. Reasons for this include their fine-tuned abilities honed on aggressive invasion and reproduction. Aside from providing an aesthetic displeasure, plants deemed to be weeds compete with the natural resources required to grow your plants and crops, namely sunlight, nutrients, soil and water. For a hassle-free and pleasant looking garden,

GUEST POST: Warehouse Retrofits to Affordably Go Green

Retrofitting a commercial warehouse has a number of benefits, including reducing the facility’s carbon footprint, increasing the property’s value and lowering the facility’s energy bills. But how can facilities “go green” with minimal investment?

Top Eight Alternative Fuels

It’s always good knowing as much as possible about alternative fuels, especially those that can be considered renewable. This is a list that was posted this week on Clean Technica. Top Eight Alternative Fuels (via Clean Technica) Gasoline and diesel are still fossil fuel kings of the fuel supply chain but alternative fuels are now…

IKEA Plugs-in 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Tempe, AZ; Ninth IKEA Store in U.S. to Complete Installation of Units

Home furnishings giant IKEA today officially plugged-in four Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its Tempe, Arizona store as part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc., a company specializing in clean electric transportation and storage technologies.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Production of All-Electric Newton Step Van

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp., manufacturer of all-electric commercial vehicles, today unveiled the Newton Step Van, an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle that features a walk-in body produced by Indiana-based Utilimaster.

EcoAlign’s EcoPinion Survey Results

EcoAlign is a marketing company built on the principles of helping consumers and customers understand changes in energy, energy consumption and smart use of energy for future changes. In November 2011, EcoAlign released their EcoPinion Survey results.