Dec 052012
Renewable Natural Gases? How... it takes too long to be renewable!

Renewable natural gas energy, that’s what we are talking about! How can that happen, you say?   It takes too long (millions of years) for natural gas to “renew”, what’s the gimmick? While we know it does take millions of years to “make” fossil natural gas; researchers are finding that by utilizing the (bio)gasses steaming out of our previously improperly managed landfills and other dumping facilities, we can harness the value of these waste gasses, by using [read more…]

Oct 062012
Ways of Saving Coal...LA does it right!

Electricity, pretty powerful stuff, no pun intended… Electricity,  we all use it, and most of us on this planet have grown to rely on it constantly during the day and night. Energy for electricity comes from several different sources which fall into 3 general groups:  1)  burning of wood, and fossil fuels (coal, petroleum  and natural gas),  2) nuclear fission, AND-  3) renewable:  wind turbines,  solar sun receptors, tidal,  and geothermal. Lets see: Group 1: Burning stuff that [read more…]

Sep 262012
Wind energy not always green option: location matters

Green energy, particularly wind energy, benefits us in a number of ways, however wind energy is not always the green option.  In most cases, the primary benefit most people think of is the environmental benefit, the softer “carbon footprint” left on the land.  However, that is not always the case. In some places, like remote areas (as mentioned in the article below) another tremendous benefit maybe simply having access to any energy at all. Alternative [read more…]

Jan 162011

United States households alone are responsible for 21% of the global warming pollution that occurs in the world. This is more than the entire global warming output of the United Kingdom. It is clear we are not doing a very good job at energy conservation. Yet energy-conscious families can reduce their emissions by two-thirds with some simple choices.