Californians May Soon Be Generating Electricity on Their Daily Commute

Traffic in Los Angeles, and throughout the state of California, can often be quite a nightmare. It’s one of the many reasons more and more drivers are choosing electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and public transportation.  I mean it’s kind of scary to think how much gasoline and money goes to waste every day just due to cars […]

30 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Saving energy should really start at home. Each of us needs to be aware of the amount of energy we use (or waste), as only then will we take action to curb our energy usage and opt for more environmentally-friendly alternatives (solar, wind, micro-hydro and other sustainable sources of energy). To get you started, here are 30 ways […]

10 Energy-Saving Tips You Can Start Using Now

Most people consider summer to be the time of year when they can expect their energy bills to increase dramatically. While this may be true in a number of cities, states and countries, what you may not realize is you could be being victimized by energy vampires or making simple mistakes which are in turn causing you […]

How Do Natural Gas Delivery Systems Operate?

Today’s blog follows along the line of the one I posted last week about the hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”,  process used to extract natural gas and how it affects each and every one of us. Despite the controversy surrounding this process, natural gas is commonly recognized as one of the cleanest and most efficient sources […]

Natural Gas: Fracking and You

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a process in which natural gas deposits can be extracted from shale rock layers deep below the earth’s surface. Although it is not a new process, fracking has made headline news numerous times during recent years, and continues to be a very hot topic, primarily due to the […]

Want a Better Way to Get Rid of Waste? Turn It Into Energy

It has been estimated that the average person generates 4 1/2 pounds of waste each and every day. Unfortunately not all, or even a large part, of that waste is recycled. Most of it ends up in landfills. This is despite the fact that reports show close to 75% of all solid waste can be […]

5 Energy Saving Tricks and Treats

Image by D L / Creative Commons Halloween is traditionally known for tricks and treats. However, individuals looking to save energy, during the holiday season or perhaps throughout the entire year, can try some tricks and get some treats of their own. From shining a light on sources of vampire energy, to hunting down ghost […]

7 Eco Tips to Help Improve Your Energy

Energy is something each one of us uses every day. From coal-powered energy to renewable energy to the energy our bodies use to get through the day. Energy is an integral part of our lives. So what steps can each of us take if we’re looking to improve our energy? Image by johnnyalive Let’s look […]

Powering Down: 4 Energy Smart Tips

Most of the time when someone talks about powering down, they are talking about shutting off their electronic equipment, computers, kitchen appliances, etc. While those are definitely important to saving energy and money, I wanted to cover a few different ideas about how powering down can help you save or gain energy. Image by Matt […]

First Zero Energy School About To Be In Session

Earlier this year I shared the good news that Richardsville Elementary School was working towards becoming the first net-zero energy public school. As you can imagine, that is quite an undertaking and will be quite an accomplishment when it opens. Well…..as good news would have it, construction is nearing completion and Richardsville Elementary is on […]