By Becky Striepe on November 26, 2012
We’ve talked about park lamps fueled by dog poop, and now a group of teens in Africa have developed a generator that runs on urine.
By Allison Leahy on April 7, 2011
Appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, desktops and televisions draw power from the grid even when they’re switched off, but just how many kWh are lost to these energy vampires? These inexpensive smart tools will find your answers and save you greenbacks.
By Becky Striepe on October 27, 2010
Folks in Suffolk can feel extra good next time they pop into the pub for a pint. Waste from a local brewery as well as food waste from supermarkets, pubs, and hotels are helping produce clean energy.
By Becky Striepe on August 13, 2010
There is no such thing as clean coal. We can capture carbon all day long, but that doesn’t change the filthiest aspect of this fossil fuel: mountaintop removal mining. As we use more and more energy, it gets harder to mine the coal that powers our electricity grid, and that means coal companies are resorting to extreme measures to extract it.
Mountaintop removal pollutes rivers and streams, contaminates water supplies, and contributes to flooding in surrounding areas. We need to move away from this practice, but EPA recently issued yet another moutaintop removal permit. According to an alert from Rainforest Action Network:
By Timothy Hurst on June 8, 2010
Everybody wants to get in on the energy-saving game. But it’s hard to tell how and where you can save electricity in your home if you don’t know how much everything is using at any given time. But designers of the Powerhouse Dynamics eMonitor from Energy Circle hope to change all that, saying the new [...]