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  • Mark Piazzalunga

    DESERTEC project, Sahara Sun could power Europe by 2050

    By Mark Piazzalunga

    Sahara desert climate is hot and arid, everybody knows it. So how can this simple and well-known fact become the idea to power a continent like Europe? Let’s start from the principle: renewable energy is the future of energy; we assume that this sentence is true since all facts gets to this point. Second principle: European territory is restricted and allows the construction of a few plants that could use renewable energy. Paradoxically, countries like Africa have renewable sources, particularly
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  • Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste

    By Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste               Every year Thanksgiving weekend is overshadowed by Black Friday and in recent years Cyber Monday as well. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when families can get together, even if it’s just for a day or dinner, to talk and reconnect. However every year more American’s are focused on shopping. Stores are now open by 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day resulting in people sitting at the dinner table with their families while browsing
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  • Megan Bonetti

    Conferencing Climate Change: Teamwork or Tug-of-war?

    By Megan Bonetti

    India. Culture, cows and rubbish. As an Aussie living for a short time in India it is such an intriguing country. Indians love their diverse nation yet they use the streets like rubbish dumps. Even my friends here tell me it’s ok to throw my paddle-pop wrapper out the car window. I can’t… so I just hold it tight and wait till I get home. Growing up in Australia, those ‘emu hunts’ in primary school have willed my littering days away. Yet I suspect that even my household trash bin will just be dum
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Go Green Together: How to Get Your Family on Board with Recycling

Recycling is good for the environment. Getting your family on board may take a little bit of finesse. Here are some of the ways to encourage the whole family to recycle. Discuss the Importance Starting recycling can be a challenge for some people. Many people may not have stopped to consider where all the trash ends up. This can be an eye opening experience. Explain how recycling benefits the environment. There are also monetary benefits to recycling. Kids are especially receptive when

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Run an Energy-Efficient Warehouse Business

Simple cell phones and incandescent light bulbs are being replaced this century. If you run a warehouse business, keep track of the new energy-efficient trends that are appearing. Review several components that will help you to create a more energy-efficient warehouse. Led Lighting LED lighting is the most energy efficient type on the market. In the beginning, people used fluorescent lights to illuminate their buildings, but decades later, they found out that LED lights are cooler,

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Green energy quick loans

Green energy products come cheaper. If you want to install environment friendly equipments, you may go for Payday loans. You might need to install solar panels on your roofs to reduce your electricity bills or you can use solar energy powered vehicles. You can help in saving environment in a lot of ways. You can also get small power system involved in your houses if you have enough windblown in your area, you don’t need to pay monthly electric bills. Or you can get it installed in your farms for

greenenergy

greenenergy

Green your house and family with these tips

Considering the worrying state of pollution nowadays, more people should start adopting a greener lifestyle, and contribute to protecting and helping the environment. The power of example gives each person the chance to make a difference, so regardless of how small or big, the actions you take against pollution matter. If you have started to give the topic of environmental concerns more of your thought lately, and have concluded it is time to make some lifestyle changes, receiving a few tips on

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Natural Plants: 4 Tips for Starting an Organic Garden

If you’re looking to start your own garden, there’s a good chance that you want to grow your plants organically without using artificial pesticides or fertilizers. Organic gardening, however, comes with its own set of challenges that can make it a difficult task for beginners. Here are four expert tips to help you start your own organic garden. Start Small Many novice gardeners get ambitious and try to handle a large plot very early on, but it’s best to begin with a small area of

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How to Successfully Stabilize Your Foundation When Building a House

Building a house? If so, we’d like to congratulate you on taking the initiative to create a home for yourself. Now, you need to remember how important proper construction is. A poorly-made house isn’t going to be much of a house or for very long. You need to start from the bottom up. Here are four ways to successfully stabilize your foundation when building a house. Ensure You’re Building in the Right Spot Even if it looks like an area would be ideal for a house based on how much s

RachelleW

RachelleW

Keeping It In: How Your Roof Traps Heat and How It Could Be Better

You want your home to be a comfortable place, and the temperature of it plays a large role in keeping it as cozy and refreshing as possible. While you may not realize it, your roof plays a large role in the temperature of your home. In fact, there are many different characteristics to consider when choosing a roof for your home that will provide you with the best temperature all year long. Here are four main characteristics that affect the temperature of your home.   Color I

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Gardening 101: How to Improve the Aesthetics and Functionality of Your Yard

In your front yard and backyard, you may strive to create a beautiful space that enhances the style of your home. Both of these spaces can impact your personal enjoyment of the space as well as affect how you use your home for entertaining and more. You understandably want to have a lovely yard, but you also need this space to be as functional as possible. You can improve your space from an aesthetic and functional standpoint alike by turning your attention to these tips. Give Pets a Spac

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How to Choose the Highest-Efficiency Vehicle for Your Habits

With vehicle emissions a hot topic and budgets strained by the cost of gas, fuel economy has become increasingly important. Many car buyers wonder how to find a fuel-efficient vehicle that suits their needs. Here is a process for finding a fuel-saving vehicle and still getting what you need out of your next vehicle purchase. Choose a Suitable Vehicle To make the most fuel-efficient choice, consider what the smallest vehicle is that suits your needs, advises Energywise. A compact car ca

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Going Green on Farms: Turning Lemons into Lemonade

With the ever increasing effects of climate change, extreme draughts and economic struggles globally, farmers are in need of ways to turn a profit in cases where their produce fails. At the same time, the environment needs help to regain stability. With AgriFood and its range of advanced farming suppliers there are great modern energy solutions that can help both farms and benefit the environment! Solar Farms In many areas, especially those listed in SA farming directories, farms ar

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greenenergy

The 4 Best Eco-Friendly Plumbing Products

Eco-friendly or green plumbing products and technology have grown in popularity in recent years. Part of the reason for this trend is that consumers are more aware of issues like the need to conserve energy and water. However, more and more plumbers and consumers are opting for water saving and energy efficient plumbing products because modern technology now provides a wide range of options that reduce utility costs. Water Flow Restrictors The term “flow restrictor” is simple enoug

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

Home Energy Efficiency: 4 Ways to Keep Your Home Green This Winter

Depending on where you live, winter months will make for the coldest part of the year. This is why you should take measures to ensure that you and your family are warm and comfortable during this season. However, in a world where environmental conservation has become an important topic, you may want to consider ways of keeping your home green. Even as you look for ways to heat your home, it is vital that they help to conserve energy and have minimal negative impact on the environment.  

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Why Norway is the new ’green battery’ of Europe

The world’s need for energy supply is increasing, and fortunately there is a lot of dedication towards the development of renewable energy.  In this context, Norway is often referred to as being Europe’s battery.  But what exactly does this mean? Agva Kraft is buying guarantees of origin for all energy the company sells.  This allows for more money to flow towards producers of renewable energy, which in turn makes it more attractive for businesses to set up new renewable based power generat

greenenergy

greenenergy

Remodeling? 3 Ways To Be Environmentally Conscious

Remodeling a home is a great way to shake things up. If you care about the environment, one of the major shakeups you can make deals with environmental friendliness. As you change things up in your home, you can make sure your new space is a bit greener. Here are a few tips to make your remodeling more environmentally conscious.   Reuse What You Can The remodeling process involves a great deal of destruction but it can also involve quite a bit of creation. Instead of get

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

4 Easy Ways to Help the Environment This Winter

You can’t assume that winter is the one season where you have little impact on a frozen environment. During winter, a lot of chemicals, dirt, debris, and waste are collected along with the snow, and as soon as the spring thaw hits these pollutants are washed away into local storm drains and water courses. Even before the thaw, exhaust and other harmful substances can impact air quality and human health. Here are some steps you can take this winter to help preserve the environment. Use an

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

Hot vs Cold: How to Stay Warm in the Winter Without Pricey Electric Bills

Everyone wants to save a little more money, especially on electric bills since it is usually one of the highest bills people have to deal with. This is true during the winter when you turn up the heat to stay warm. Do not fret about this; there are a few ways to stay warm while reducing your electric bill. Use a Fan One way to stay warm this winter without forcing your heater to work hard is to use a fan. What you want to do is simply reverse the blades so that they are spinning cl

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green Electricity: 4 Clean Power Sources Worth Utilizing

Going green isn’t just a trend. It is a strategy for moving towards more sustainable ways of living that could help preserve the earth for future generations. To combat things like climate change and deforestation, cleaner and more efficient power sources must be relied on. Below are some clean power sources worth utilizing. Solar The greatest power source in the galaxy is one that often goes under-utilized on Earth. That of course refers to the rays of the sun. Thankfully, install

RachelleW

RachelleW

Energy investors and Contracts for Difference

Investment in the renewables market is growing worldwide as the long-term opportunities presented by the sector continue to be fully recognised. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Report 2016 produced by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, reveals that renewable energy set a record for investment and new capacity added in 2015. Investments reached nearly $286 billion and for the first time, more than fifty percent of all power generation capacity added was from renewables.

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greenenergy

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

When it comes to saving energy, you can consider your whole home as a system with the potential for better performance in many areas. Lower power consumption basically comes down to insulation and improved efficiency. Here are five steps to making your home more energy efficient. Your House’s Envelope Be certain that your walls and attic are thoroughly insulated. The less energy you’re losing, the less you have to generate. Rolls of insulation may do for an unfinished attic, but us

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

Heat Loss: 3 Solutions For Energy Waste In Your Home This Winter

Staying warm and cozy throughout the winter months is important, but many homeowners will deal with unpleasant drafts, high energy bills and other unpleasant issues. Your instinct may be to run the furnace more frequently to make your home warmer, but this is expensive and not necessary. There are many factors that can affect your comfort level in the home as well as your energy costs throughout the winter months, and tackling them head-on may help you to save money and avoid energy waste. These

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Energy investors and Contracts for Difference

Investment in the renewables marketis growing worldwide as the long-term opportunities presented by the sector continue to be fully recognised. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Report 2016 produced by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, reveals that renewable energy set a record for investmentand new capacity added in 2015. Investments reached nearly $286 billion and for the first time, more than fifty percent of all power generation capacity added was from renewables.

greenenergy

greenenergy

Want to Go Green? 4 Keys to Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Making your home more energy efficient can reduce your carbon footprint. There are some simple changes that you can make to be more efficient in your home. For a larger impact, use these solutions to make your home more green. Energy Star Appliances Appliances are scored on their annual anticipated energy usage. The Energy Star Program is run by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA looks at all models that are on the market and determines their total energy consumption. I

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Domestic Warming: a Short Guide to Conserving Energy in the Cold Months

As winter rolls in, many people find their energy bills rising quickly. While it may be difficult to warm your home throughout the winter without seeing some increase in your energy bill, there are several things you can do to conserve energy throughout the winter.   Remove Phantom Power Users Phantom power users are devices and appliances that use small amounts of power whenever they’re plugged in, even when they’re not in use. To prevent this, attach your gaming systems, t

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

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