Should We Be Afraid of Gas Stoves?
Gas stoves recently became a trending topic as click-bait articles claimed they were being banned forever! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we set the record straight and fire up a conversation about cooking indoors, what it all means for our indoor air pollution, and Noel gets passionate about Grease the movie musical.
Energy Innovation: Could Sand Power the Next Battery?
The world is in the midst of a renewable energy transition being propelled forward at a breakneck speed by the rising costs of oil and gas, climate change impacts and the increased availability of alternative technologies. One of the most significant challenges to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is providing a steady supply of […]
Home Heating: Is Gas More Sustainable Than Oil?
In response to the global climate crisis, practicing sustainability is more important than ever. There are many myths associated with how sustainable gas is compared to oil. Both advantages and disadvantages exist, but which is the better option when it comes to home heating? Let’s explore which is better for the environment and how it […]
New Wind Solutions Are a Big Win for Conservation
When most people think about renewable wind energy, they imagine clean, blue skies, fluffy clouds and a well-placed lens flare as a gloss-white, mill-blade splits the sun. It is a beautiful image representing the promise of a cooler and healthier tomorrow. What I think of is, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle dipping and dodging (fighter pilot style), […]
What the Frack?!
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ can be a hot button topic when discussing the environment. This week Noel and Jacob drill into the subject, weigh the pros and cons of this resource gathering process, and stress the importance of relaxed and groovy buildings.
Technologies to Make the Ultimate Green Ship
The shipping industry has often been criticized for their negative impact on the environment. Some of these negative impacts include air pollution, water pollution, and oil pollution. However, the industry is now starting to take their impact on the environment more seriously than ever before. From the manufacturing to the administration levels, the industry as […]
How To Make Your Garage More Energy-Efficient
When it comes to energy efficiency, most of our attention goes toward our houses, and for good reason. Because we spend so much time and do so much inside our houses, much of the energy we emit on a daily basis is used there. What we don’t pay as much attention to is making our […]
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 […]
10 Green Actions That Can Dramatically Improve Our Cities
When people talk about “going green” or doing actions that are considered to be more environmentally-friendly, they are often talking about actions someone can do on a personal level. There are green actions, however, that cities and local governments can take that will dramatically improve not only our quality of life, but the air we […]