Simple Home Improvements to Make Your Home More Sustainable
Experts warn only a few years remain for humankind to prevent the worst ravages of climate change. Addressing the issue requires everyone’s cooperation. Your home significantly impacts your overall carbon footprint — how can you make it more sustainable? Your mind might automatically turn to big changes, like switching to solar. However, there’s something everyone […]
What Type of Renewable Energy Is Best for Your Home?
Renewable energy is the key to individual and national energy independence, financial savings and carbon neutrality. However, renewables aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution — a medley of energy generations exists for green households, but depends on individual circumstances. Uncover which renewable energy makes the most sense for your home and lifestyle. Why Does it Matter Which […]
6 Little Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly — And a Few Bigger Ways, Too
The race is on to reach net zero emissions and everyone has a role to play, from large multinational corporations to individuals. You always have the power to improve your little corner of the planet for the better — what steps can you take at your home? It’s understandable to wait to make major changes […]
Are Solar Panels Organic?
Solar energy is a renewable energy source that has skyrocketed in popularity and availability in recent decades. Most people are familiar with traditional solar panels, which gather energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. Recent advancements have led to the development of organic solar panels and these have the potential to reinvent the […]
Are Solar Covered Canals California’s Best Solution to Drought?
Across the globe, drought has become one of the most prevalent and critical issues of our times. In the western US, it’s a growing disaster – with California’s 37.1 million people, the largest state population in the country, facing severe drought conditions. In 2022, fifty-eight California counties were given USDA disaster designations. There is no […]
Flexible Solar On Every Surface with Phil Layton
This week we have a guest interview with Phil Layton, CEO of Pi Energy, which is a company developing thin, flexible, solar nanofilms that make it possible to install solar on almost any surface. We chat with Phil about new solar possibilities, how scientists are working to capture more power from the sun, why Noel and Jacob are dressed in America.
Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on the Environment
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly increasing worldwide, particularly in countries like Norway, Iceland and Sweden. In 2021, sales numbers doubled from the previous year and the World Economic Forum suggests more EVs are sold per week than the entire number sold in 2012. The standard internal combustion engine (ICE) market experienced significant declines […]
Thin Is In: The Future of Solar Panels
No matter how common (or rare) it is to see solar panels in your area, if your neighbor has them, you know it. Solar panels are typically big and bulky, so they stick out like a sore thumb. Some homeowners even consider them an eyesore. This can make them reluctant to adopt this vital and […]
How College Campuses Can Increase Energy Efficiency
College campuses are physically widespread and have far-reaching effects on people’s development, serving as a launchpad from adolescence to adulthood for many students. Therefore, they must prioritize energy efficiency. Here are a few ways universities can go green and lower their energy bill simultaneously. Add Extra Insulation to Buildings A building with thick insulation in […]
5 Green Insulation Options Safe to Use in Vacation Homes
When people think of a vacation (or holiday) home, their thoughts might spring to a beautiful villa or townhouse tucked away in the hills of a warm and sunny country. Because people commonly vacation in warm countries, they may not think insulation is something they need to worry about in their holiday homes. Decked out […]