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April 14, 2019

Blockchain to the Rescue: How This Digital Trend Relates to Renewable Energy

Much in like talk about the World Wide Web in the 1990s and smartphones in the 2000s, the talk about blockchain (and, relatedly, cryptocurrency) seems to be all the buzz in popular media headlines without…
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Green Energy
April 7, 2019

What is a Smart Grid and How Smart is Our Current Grid?

These days it seems like everything has a ‘smart’ version: you can control your smart lights and your smart thermostat from your smartphone. Then you can hop into your electric vehicle, charged with a smart…
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BusinessGreen Energy
March 31, 2019

How Energy Efficiency Can Be Considered the Invisible Renewable Energy Source

In the ever-growing efforts to convert our world to one powered by clean energy resources, the same renewable energy sources are typically touted as the key cogs in a patchwork solution to the pending climate…
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Green EnergyTips
March 24, 2019

How Long Does It Take for Solar Panels on Your Home to Pay for Themselves?

Rooftop solar panel installations have reached an inflection point in recent years, going from a luxury that your well-to-do tree-hugging neighbor installed to a real money saving, or actually money making, asset that practical homeowners…
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Tips
March 19, 2019

Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home: What You Need to Know

While electric vehicles have seemingly been on the brink of mass market penetration for years now, the United States might finally be reaching an inflection point in the market for electric cars. A survey from…
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Green Energy
March 10, 2019

Understanding Wind Energy and Why Onshore vs. Offshore Are Two Completely Different Ball Games

As the worldwide energy industry strives to move away from fossil fuels and towards clean and renewable energy sources, wind energy can be considered among the most crucial technologies to develop. While civilizations have been…
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Tips
March 3, 2019

Beware of Energy Vampires: The Device in Your Home That May Be Sucking Energy from the Sockets When You Least Expect It

Vampires are notorious for a number of their qualities: they suck your blood, they're living in this world as undead, and they largely operate at night-- scary stuff! But vampires aren't just restricted to Halloween,…
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Tips
February 24, 2019

It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Use Smart Lights

The biggest story in the world of lighting over the past decade has been the phase-out of inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Between the increasing efficiencies and decreasing costs of the replacement compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)…
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Green Energy
February 17, 2019

The Evolving U.S. Energy Mix: What Fuels Electricity Use in America and How is that Mix of Fuels Changing?

The electricity sector in the United States has been undergoing a massive transformation recently. Coal plants and nuclear plants are closing, natural gas plants and renewable energy sources are being built at a rapid pace,…
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Tips
November 9, 2018

The Latest IPCC Report Provides a Disastrous Outlook, But Here are 5 Ways for Regular People to Contribute to the Solution

On October 8, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an updated report on the global status of the fight against climate change, and the news was not good. IPCC’s leading climate scientists warned…
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