Although Earth Day 2014 has come and gone, there are still many simple steps we can take to protect our beautiful planet. This year the buzz phrase around Earth Week was #LightsOffScreenOn and it’s a good one to remember. While watching television or using your computer or tablet, turn a couple lights off. If, for… Continue reading Flip a Switch, Save the World (Infographic)
If you’ve ever considered adding solar power to your home, now seems like a good time to do it. Best Buy and solar installer company SolarCity have announced a partnership that will allow Best Buy customers to receive free consultations from SolarCity. Additionally Best Buy is offering a $100 gift card to those who convert… Continue reading Now Visit Best Buy to Rent a Solar System for Your Home
Almost everyone loves the Super Bowl, whether they’re rooting for one of the teams or just watching for the commercials. But who knew there was a deeper, greener upside to the big game? According to recent research by energy consulting firm Opower, football fans actually do less damage to the environment when they watch the… Continue reading Does the Super Bowl Actually Help the Environment?
Windmills are considered a clean and safe alternative energy source, but they’re pretty big and could never fit onto something as small as your cellphone, right? Well, researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have created and tested a micro-windmill apparatus that can harness wind energy in places that aren’t suitable for larger… Continue reading These Tiny Windmills Could Soon Power Your Portable Devices
We all know the future of energy is in green technologies, but which ones will emerge? Good news, citizens of the earth, we may just have that answer. In a recent scientific breakthrough, engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have stumbled upon a way to turn algae into bio-crude oil in… Continue reading Scientists Discover Breakthrough that Efficiently Turns Algae into Crude Oil
Setting a new world record for crowdfunding, Dutch households purchased a wind turbine in just 13 hours through Windcentrale, a company that facilitates cooperative wind turbine purchases.
Did you know that in sub-Saharan Africa seven out of 10 people don’t have access to electricity? This hampers efforts like Project Loon, which looks to bring balloon-powered internet access to remote areas. Bringing internet to sub-Saharan Africa, though, will not help if lack of electricity keeps people from being able to so much as… Continue reading Energize the Fight Against Extreme Poverty #Changethegame