energy

4 Reasons To Switch From Standard Bulbs To LEDs

The right lighting can make a big difference, both to how your home or office looks and also in terms of your wallet and the environment. LED bulbs last longer, use less energy, are better for the environment and in the long-run, cost less than standard bulbs. Continue reading

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US Home Energy Use [infographic]

Our home energy use presents a cost in both cash and environmental terms and accounts for a massive 22% of total energy used in the United States. Want to know where we use most of the energy in our homes? How much it costs? Have a look at this great infographic. Continue reading

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2nd Presidential Debate and Still No Mention of Climate Change

Climate change remained unmentioned by either candidate in last night’s 2nd presidential debate. In a debate which was contentious in atmosphere there were some timely reminders of the complex relationships between US energy policy, US foreign policy and global economics. Continue reading

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How To Save Energy In The Home

Saving energy and cutting down on carbon emissions helps preserve the environment for future generations, but if that isn’t enough to motivate you, it also saves you money. A few simple measures can have a significant impact on your energy bills. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – September 19th 2012

Japan backs down on its commitment to be nuclear free by 2040. What is the real social cost of carbon? Energy use vs. energy efficiency and the role of service contracts in the solar power industry. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 21st 2012

Today’s top Green Business Stories: New US energy capacity dominated by natural gas and renewables … Green energy startups being rejected by investors? …. Shell to invest $1bn a year on fracking in China. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – June 22nd 2012

Most Americans Don’t Know What Fracking Is? The process of hydraulic fracturing has been big news in the environmental and energy spheres over recent months. A controversial topic that makes the news almost daily, fracking is already changing the global … Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 19th 2012

US Replaces China as Top Clean Energy Investor Environmental Leader reports that in 2011 the USA took over from China as the worlds leading investor in clean energy.  The article quotes figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance which have US … Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – December 14th 2011

Apple plans massive solar installation on roof of new Cupertino headquarters, Why Americans aren’t buying climate change, Solar Power is cheaper than we are told and Could the Sahara Sun Power the World? A roundup of news and compelling commentary from across the web. Continue reading

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Will the Lights Stay on in the UK, France, Japan and Mexico?

Will the lights stay on in your country over the next 20 years? That’s the alarming question addressed in recent research by Bloomberg and ABB. The answers are no less alarming and force us to consider whether there is a serious prospect of energy supply not matching demand. Continue reading

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Green Power Leadership Awards 2011

This month saw the announcement of the U.S. Department of Energy – Green Power Leadership Awards for 2011. These annual awards recognize the efforts of organizations in the development of green power. We take a look at the winners in the various categories. Continue reading

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