Tag: energy efficiency

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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The EU, Japan, China, the Arctic… we’re going ’round the world in 5 cool green news links:

  1. Do energy-efficient products encourage us to use more energy? (Green)
  2. China and the EU see eye-to-eye on curbing carbon emissions. (Earth Watch)
  3. What do earlier blooms of phytoplankton mean for the Arctic food web? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Aww… see photos of the baby Mediterranean monk seal that conservationists just rescued. (BBC)
  5. At Japanese vending machines, you can get a soda and fuel for your electric car. (EcoGeek)

21 Tips for Decreasing Your Energy Bill

Written by | March 3rd, 2011

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After putting her home through an energy audit, Steph Wear is saving big bucks on her utilities. Now she shares ideas that can help you lower your bills.

Energy Audit, Part 1: A Visit From the Green Squad

Written by | February 8th, 2011

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Marine scientist Stephanie Wear had ignored the drafts and lack of insulation for too long. In the first of a three-part series she puts her home through a complete energy audit and some “serious issues” need to be addressed.

Obama’s State of the Union: A Step Forward for Energy Policy?

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The president laid out some ambitious energy goals that could provide jobs, cleaner air, energy security and a reduction in the rate of climate change. But can we get there?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2010

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Have you been reducing your energy use? Really? This morning’s 5 news links are cool, green and enlightening:

  1. The year in review for water. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out this video documenting the discovery of a new lemur species in Madagascar. (BBC)
  3. Efforts to fix the San Francisco Bay Delta are as fragile as the delta itself. (NY Times)
  4. Why it’s not too late to save polar bears. Yes we can! (Wired)
  5. Does energy efficiency actually cut energy use? And if not, then what will? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2010

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Five great green links– go!

  1. Good news about mountain gorillas! There are more of them. (Mongabay)
  2. Researchers think earthworms could be the next big thing in toxic soil clean-up. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new report says that carbon emissions are cranking up ocean acidity at probably the fastest rate in 65 million years. (Green)
  4. The future looks grim for America’s bats. (Wired)
  5. New homes may be more energy-efficient, but they may not offer a whole lot of other green features, according to a new study. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2010

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Some days, all you need are 5 cool green links. Everything else will be just fine.

  1. A fanged frog? How about a frog with an inflatable nose? See this cool slideshow of 10 strange new frog species. (Treehugger)
  2. This week in Congress: will the EPA be thwarted in its bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions? (The Vine)
  3. A Climate Corps comes up with $350 million in energy efficiency savings. (Green Biz)
  4. Have Gulf habitats escaped worst-case scenario predictions from the spill? (The New York Times)
  5. Get the skinny on the World Bank’s first clean-energy czar. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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It’s that time of the day, everyone– get your Cool Green Morning on!

  1. The United States can become a leader in energy efficiency, and here’s how. (GreenBiz)
  2. Is eating meat more eco-friendly than we think it is? (Grist)
  3. Too much tree: is that a real thing? (Treehugger)
  4. Even famous, super-fancy British castles are getting eco-makeovers these days. (Greener Buildings)
  5. A bit of good news from the Gulf: dropping deep-sea oxygen levels haven’t created biological dead zones. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2010

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Read on to get your fill of the day’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Americans’ priorities, according to a new poll: me first, the planet later. (GreenBiz)
  2. In Madagascar, researchers rediscovered a species of dwarf lemur not seen in 100 years. (Scientific American)
  3. Possibly the next great development in solar power: paint. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new study says that southern U.S. states could use a little more energy-efficiency. (Green Inc.)
  5. That coal-carrying ship that crashed into the Great Barrier Reef about a week ago left a two-mile scar– and the damage could take 20 years to repair. (Treehugger)

Should You Ignore Energy Star Ratings?

Written by | March 30th, 2010

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A government investigation found that the Energy Star energy-saving rating program isn’t fool-proof. But that doesn’t mean you should buy any old appliance, says our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

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