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 LiveOAK Staff on February 17, 2009
The major mobile phone manufacturer’s have agreed upon a universal phone charger to cut costs for consumer and to reduce the amount of waste the industry creates. The new standard is going to be the micro-USB standard which many other small portable devices already use.
By Doug Gunzelmann on February 13, 2009
The “thrift paradox” describes the problem of spending money to stimulate the economy without continuing down the path of consumerism that led us into our current economic state. The phrase was coined by John Maynard Keynes, yet there is a way to both spend and save at the same time…and you can be green about [...]
By Doug Gunzelmann on December 12, 2008
This awesome site from the AEE of Quebec, Canada (Agency for Energy Efficiency) lets you interact with Energuy in a virtual household. You literally drag him by the arm to find all the ways you can save power in the house. Its pretty funny too.