Category Archives: Energy

Can Non-Recycled Plastics Solve Our Energy Woes?

Plastics that don’t find their way to the recycling container may be bound for another place other than landfills. According to a new study published by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University, non-recycled plastics could provide a substantial … Continue reading

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Solar Rays Could Replace Petroleum

Yen-Ting Kuo, a doctoral candidate in chemistry at Kansas State University, is working on methods and materials that could replace petroleum fuels with ones made from the sun.  Kuo, originally from Taiwan, has worked for many years attempting to better … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity Joins EPA to Build Greener Homes

Ground was broken in Golden, Colorado on September 14, 2011 for the first ENERGY STAR, WaterSense and Indoor airPLUS affordable home in the country.  The home is being built by Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (HFHMD), who partnered with … Continue reading

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Creating Electricity and Carbon Offsets from Hog Waste

Duke University and Duke Energy teamed up to create and construct a pilot waste-to-energy system on a hog finishing facility 25 miles west of Winston-Salem, N.C.  The system converts hog waste from the facility to electricity and creates carbon offset … Continue reading

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New Fuel Efficiency Standards

On July 29 President Obama announced a new fuel efficiency standard that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by the year 2025.  This agreement builds on the existing agreement, which sets a … Continue reading

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Healthcare Renewable Energy Initiative

In April of 2011, Practice Greenhealth along with Citi announced a new pilot partnership effort.  The program is called the Healthcare Renewable Energy Initiative (HREI) and aims to aid health systems and hospitals in reducing their energy consumption.  Practice Greenhealth … Continue reading

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Energy Storage Systems Created with Graphite and Water

Researchers at the Monash University Department of Materials Engineering are working on a new system of energy storage.  The system would consist of graphite and water and have the ability to perform much like lithium ion batteries, but with a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Tech Company Distributing Green Decomp Machines

Earth Bio Technologies (EBtech), a company located in Glenside, PA has become the only distributor in the area to offer two decomposition technologies for food waste.  The first is a machine that converts food waste to liquids by the use … Continue reading

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Some Lawmakers Push to Overturn Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

Representative Joe Barton, R-Texas, is promoting legislation to overturn a law requiring efficiency upgrades to light bulbs. The standards were signed into law by George Bush in the 2007 energy act. The republicans supporting the bill claim the law takes … Continue reading

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Job Creation as a Result of Rooftop Solar Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office has offered a conditional commitment to aid in the finance of the world’s largest distributed rooftop solar generation project.  The loan for $1.4 billion was guaranteed to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, … Continue reading

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