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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:20:50 -0600

 



The Four Types of Solar Powered Systems

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:53:15 -0600

Renewable energy is a great way to help the environment, cut down on energy costs and enjoy having power. They are quickly becoming popular in the rural areas that are off the grid and experience frequent outages, and they are more affordable than ever.



OPEC Just Won the Oil War

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:14:11 -0600

The damage from the oil war with OPEC lies all over America's shale-oil regions. With the cartel set to cut production, America's shale-oil producers will be hard pressed to catch up.



Solar Energy: Hidden Benefits No One Thinks Of

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:34:11 -0600

Solar energy continues to make headlines, and has for quite a few years now, with each new headline boasting of another wonderful benefit, such as rural areas that are off the grid receiving power. Most of the benefits of solar are well-known, such as doing your part to stop global warming and reduced energy bills. There are quite a few benefits to installing this that most people are not aware of though.



Switching to Solar: Terms You Need to Know

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:30:50 -0600

Switching over to this renewable energy source can be a wonderful thing for both families and the environment. Families that live in home that are off the grid can enjoy having power like everyone else, home that are on the grid will enjoy reduced electric bills, and it all happens while these families help prevent global warming.



How to Get the Most From Solar Energy for Your Home or Business

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:37:24 -0500

Installing solar panels is just the tip of the iceberg for what you can do to get the most from solar energy. Your home and your business can go completely off the grid if you produce enough that you don't have to rely on traditional electricity methods. In order to do this, you need a method to help you store the energy you create for later use.



A Package Deal for Solar Energy Is a Great Investment

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:37:22 -0500

With stand alone power systems, you can say goodbye to the control and the cost of being on the grid. Electricity is something we take for granted being able to use around our home or business. Yet we are reminded of it each time we open up those bills. It is easier than you may believe to get changed over for good. Stand alone power systems are also more affordable than you think.



Things to Know About Solar Energy

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:04:52 -0500

Solar energy is quickly becoming a new way for families that are off the grid to enjoy the same luxuries that many families with electricity do. As the cost of running electricity to rural areas continues to increase, and the cost of installing renewable energy systems decreases, this is now the most cost effective option.



The Sun Doesn't Shine All Night: Why Energy Storage Matters

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:00:39 -0500

Although public support for renewable power has skyrocketed, the long-term reliability of solar and wind depends heavily on successful solutions for energy storage. Here are four possible ideas that could take the lithium battery out of the conversation.



History of Oil and Gas in Nigeria

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:09:52 -0500

Hey guys, I decided to write this article because I noticed a lot of people do not even have a clue about the history of the main stay of the Nigerian economy (Crude Oil) and how this industry came about (although it is literally everywhere). With the words below I hope to enlighten you a little about the history of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. There is a lot of content on this and I have tried to break it up into early history, mid history and recent history.



The Value Of Investing In Renewable Energy

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:58:36 -0500

The success of the Department of Energy's (DoE) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) Programme is a shining example of South Africa's ability to undertake large infrastructure programmes to boost the local economy despite the current period of slow growth internationally. This public-private partnership programme has allowed for energy growth and successful private investment, which contrasts with a number of other international renewable energy programmes that have faced difficulties and setbacks.



What Type of Backup Power Do I Need? Generator or UPS?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:33:40 -0500

What are the differences between generators and uninterruptible power systems? Which type of backup power do I need?



Switching to Alternative Energy Will Not Hurt Our Economy Will It?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:51:52 -0500

Switching to alternative energy shouldn't hurt our economy much if the natural flow of change occurs in the market, for example alternative energy technologies advance and become more efficient and cost less than fossil fuels, but we are allowing the AGW people to tax and regulate fossil fuels out of existence by having a proxy war using government and then giving the spoils of war to the alternative energy sector, subsidizing makes industries weak so they are non-competitive and bloated like overweight diabetics who won't stop eating for instance. When we do that we lopside the...



Large Scale Solar Can Compete On Price Per Energy Unit Now

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:50:42 -0500

We are told by Nobel Prize Winners, Former Vice Presidents, and top scientists that Large Scale Solar can compete dollar for dollar with fossil fuels, coal and natural gas. But if this is the case how come even government funded projects cannot compete today, as they keep filing bankruptcy? Well, there are lots of reasons really, but let's stop and analyze these issues shall we?



Studies Show That We Absorb Energy From Other People

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:53:13 -0500

Have you ever felt tired after dealing with some people and not know why? Here's the answer!



Future of Solar Power

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:42:16 -0500

The future of solar power and the market for solar energy will grow through 2050. Here is a speech about the future of Solar power.



An Alternate Energy Source Is On Offer!

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:51:07 -0500

The article highlights the importance of fostering relationship. With a reliable service provider is supplying solar lights in vulnerable communities.



The Nuclear Learning Climate

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:25:02 -0500

In such a highly-regulated and controlled environment as the nuclear sector, the accurate measurement and assessment of processes and procedures against standards is critical. Training and workforce development standards are just as critical, but are they being fully addressed? This articles explores the need for improved standardisation of not just the training content elements, but also the delivery component.



Advantages Of Working With Companies That Deal With Solar Services

Tue, 31 May 2016 08:41:52 -0500

Sources of energy are important for every home. Therefore, each homeowner should make sure that they do not run short of the energy. At times, electricity goes off and interferes with the running of businesses. Solar power has some of the benefits that are great. Here are some of the advantages of hiring companies that have experience in this industry.



Socialism, Shortages, Energy and the United States of America

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:53:00 -0500

For those who've read Ayn Rand's books such as; - We the Living, - Fountain Head, - Anthem, - Atlas Shrugged; nothing I will say here today will come as any sort of surprise or shock. Those who have a background in economics will also fully understand the realities of what I will say here in this article. Okay so let's begin with some modern day evidence of how socialist economic collapse occurs shall we?



20 Useful Industry Energy Statistics

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:23:39 -0500

In order to make good energy decisions, we need confirmed data. This article will examine energy statistics that have been found in energy industry studies, projections and assessments.



Raising of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:57:38 -0500

President Barack Obama has issued a directive raising our Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to 54.5 MPG for all cars. This is expected to occur gradually by the year 2025. This will include heavy-duty trucks for the first time in history.



What Is a Reverse Osmosis Plant?

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:32:46 -0500

A RO plant or a reverse osmosis plant can be defined as a manufacturing plant where the basis process of reverse osmosis takes place. It is a known fact that any average and modern reverse osmosis plant will need at least six KW per hour of electricity in order to desalinate at least one cubic meter of water. This process can also result in an amount of briny and salty waste.



Should You Buy Or Lease A Solar Panel?

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:07:03 -0500

If you are tossing between the two options of leasing and buying your solar panels, this article will help you in making a decision. Read it to know all the things to consider before making a move.



Types of Energy for a Cleaner Greener World

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:27:12 -0600

This article is about the different types of energy, along with why clean energy is so important. There are various types of energy in this world, and this article will talk about them.



What Is Keeping The Oil Prices Low?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:36:39 -0600

While the last two years altogether have been a volatile period for oil prices globally, they have been in a free fall since the last quarter of 2015. Benchmark Brent closed at $33.10, while WTI closed at $32.30 on last Wednesday, January 27. The prices have fallen by about 70% from June 2014 peak prices. Interestingly though, the supply side players do not appear to be relenting anytime sooner. In fact, analysts expect that the production is going to increase in near term, pushing the prices down even further. So, what is really going on with the oil industry?



Solar Light Suppliers - Providing A Clean And Cheap Energy Source

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:38:51 -0600

Relying on clean solar energy will lower costs and increase efficiency. Solar light suppliers offer a variety of lighting devices, designs, and implementation methods.



What A Good Energy Company Should Have

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:00:12 -0600

Today we have become reliant on electricity and gas and nothing much gets done when there is a lack. The fact is that there are businesses and companies that cannot function without a proper supply of these two utilities. But fortunately there are more energy companies today that rest at nothing till customers get what they need. The increase in service providers gives you the flexibility of deciding which one is best to serve your needs, but there are a few things that make a good supplier and they should be what you look at before signing to be a customer.



Alternative Energy - Wind Turbines, Solar Panels and Bird Kill

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:56:32 -0600

If the oil industry has a crude oil spill, environmentalists come out of the woodwork screaming bloody murder, and yet what a double standard we have as alternative energy causes more deaths of birds by a fact of 10,000 than oil spills. Shouldn't we talk about this in our debate over alternative energy? Let's talk now, since no one else will, shall we?



How to Find DIY Solar Incentives for Your State

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:32:52 -0600

DIY solar panel kits are a great way to take advantage of the cost savings and energy independence that alternative energy offers, while saving money on installation. The many rebates and incentives offered in your state still apply with DIY installation. All you have to do is figure out what they are and how to apply for them.



The Winds Of Change

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:44:25 -0600

The point of conjecture in this Presidential election is not the bravado of Trump but having this nation regain the stature both nationally and internationally we had decades ago. To do this is to recognize that one of the most questionable tactics by the media today is placing our future at risk. With the most comprehensive push to curb carbon emissions coming from this recent Paris Climate Change Conference one has to wonder considering the Republican Presidential contenders state of denial on climate change will this accord be ripped apart like they are trying to do with the Affordable Health...



Understanding The Economic Consequences Of Climate Change For India

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:52:28 -0600

India stands exposed to the adverse impact of climate change which may derail its economic growth says a report by the UN-IPCC. As per a report authored by the U.N. Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), India's exposure and high vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change could hinder its economic growth, impact health and development, increase poverty and jeopardize food security.



Wind Energy In India: An Overview

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:51:41 -0600

As per a CRISIL report, India's burgeoning wind energy sector can attract investments to the tune of INR 1 lakh crore by 2020. Second only to solar energy in terms of its inherent potential in India, wind energy has been a vastly under-utilised renewable resource in terms of India's growing energy needs. India, which already has 23 GW of onshore wind power capacity, is also blessed with a massive coastline that exceeds approx 7,600 kilometers (km) creating an enormous inherent potential for developing offshore wind energy.



India Gears Up To Rein In GHG Emissions

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:50:15 -0600

A cohesive approach by all relevant stakeholders will be needed if India is to achieve its ambitious plan to cut GHG emissions. In its 38-page action plan submitted to UN climate body, UNFCCC in October this year, India has assured a one-third reduction in its harmful greenhouse gas emissions from its 2005 levels.



Everything You Need to Know About Solar Energy

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 08:04:19 -0600

The sun beams down enough energy every hour to satisfy the whole planet's global energy needs for an entire year. Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun's energy and make it productive. However, we are only utilizing solar energy to provide only one tenth of one percent of all the global energy demand.



Renewable Energy: Can India Realize Its Unlimited Potential?

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 11:50:26 -0600

Having achieved considerable progress in recent years, India is well on course to join the ranks of the leading global producers in the renewable energy domain. Driven by it increasing appetite for energy to fuel its economic engine, an over dependence on fossil fuels, increasing pollution levels across its major cities and a rising fuel import bill, India's need to adopt and propagate the use renewable sources is more pressing than most.



Fast Charging Battery Research: Hot, Super High-Tech & Wowing!

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 09:54:07 -0600

Ever since the advent of mobile phones, rechargeable electric storage batteries have become indispensable to human life. And we are always looking for safer, lighter, fast-charging, high-capacity, long-life batteries for mobile phones, laptops, tablet computers, electric vehicles, smart watches, personal health devices and so on. No small wonder then, that fast charging battery research is one of the hottest areas of research of the present day. It is full of promises and is expected to deliver the battery of the future soon.



Solar Power Systems Increase Community Resilience

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:21:29 -0600

Solar power systems provide communities with critical resources in times of crisis and help reduce residents' reliance on expensive and unpredictable electric utility services. Adequate preparation that includes alternative energy sources helps improve community resilience and adaptability to any situation.



Why Solar Power Will Redefine India's Power Reforms

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:26:30 -0600

With costs now almost on par with conventional sources, solar power generation offers the perfect alternative to meet India's rising demand for energy. Since long India's energy portfolio has been dominated by fossil fuels (coal, gas, and oil), which have had availability problems.



Re In India: Roadmap For Sustainable Growth

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:25:28 -0600

The government's concerted efforts have resulted in a significant upsurge in power generation from renewable energy sources pan-India. Since long India's energy portfolio has been dominated by fossil fuels (coal, gas, and oil), which have had availability problems.



Scare Tactics Of Seismic Proportions

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:22:47 -0600

Evidence is mounting that fracking can cause small earthquakes in some areas. But how much does it matter?



Key Benefits of Wind Energy

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:49:45 -0500

With the advent of new technologies and the realisation the old power sources will not last forever, more and more people are looking into Wind Energy. In this article we see what the fuss is all about.



How Can We Save Energy In Our Daily Life?

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:33:46 -0500

Energy saved is energy earned. Cutting down our money expenditure alone does not mean savings. The avoidance of unwanted and lavish spending also results in frugality. Such savings in every sphere of life would make a great investment for the future.



Green Energy And Power Solutions For Safe And Healthy Habitat

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:42:48 -0500

The utilization of energy and power is constantly representing a risk to our common habitat. The characteristic assets are being abused past a legal point of confinement. Attributable to such use, the inconveniences emerging are requesting prompt consideration of different divisions of human culture and above all of each and every person. The wellsprings of energy are so wide and huge in number, that it turns out to be critical for guaranteeing the wise utilization of each asset to die down different issues. The choice of environmentally friendly power energy has dependably been an awesome alternative to lessen weights on the over-abused assets which are non-renewable.



Categories Of Transducers

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:43:12 -0500

A transducer is a device that transforms energy from one form to another. There are many great examples of transducers that will help you in understanding this device better. Common Examples - Speaker: the speaker is a cone that vibrates and moves. The vibration and movement generates pressure waves in the air (also known as sound waves). The speaker is an electromechanical transducer that converts electrical energy to mechanical energy.



How Tomorrow Moves, Again

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:03:38 -0500

Energy Crisis? Where? Not in the U.S.! If so, we would have never adopted and promoted a transportation policy that is extravagantly wasteful of our expensive, environmentally deleterious and supposedly limited supply of traditional fossil fuel resources.



What Will Oil Field Workers Do in Wake of Renewable Energy Job Growth?

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:01:36 -0500

If the world manages to cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070, as insisted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to avoid a temperature rise of over 2 degrees Celsius, an extraordinary number of oil field workers need to transition to renewable energy jobs.



Privatization and Liberalization of the Downstream Electricity Market

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:37:10 -0500

Who is responsible for an energy policy? There are a number of reasons why the responsibility for (of) an energy policy is fundamentally that of the government. In historical terms, most electricity and gas supply industries (as opposed to production systems) were formerly under the complete ownership and control of governments. In countries like the United States and Germany where the facilities were typically privately owned, they were still operated in accordance with directions given by the government regulator. There is little or no difference between the operation of a state monopoly and the operation of a private sector monopoly under direct governmental regulation.



Investment in Renewable Energy: The Panacea to Drive the New Nigeria

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:21:20 -0500

With a new government in place, millions of Nigerians are curious to understand how President Muhammadu Buhari plans to translate the energy-poverty ravaging the country into an energy-potential for sustainable economic growth. Administrations before now have been unable to harness the various energy resources in the country to generate sufficient energy; thus, resulting to incessant power failure for many citizens who live on less than N200 per day, yet have to seek alternative reliance on diesel/fuel generators.



Fossil Fuel Generators Versus Green Energy

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:39:50 -0500

Environment is one of the key concerns of governments and policy makers from all over the world. One of the main factors behind environment related pollution is the process by which power is produced. In this article, the author has tried to rationally address the debate of clean energy versus conventional energy, especially in the context of power backup equipment and mechanisms.



Which Bulb Is Up For the Task, LED or CFL?

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:56:42 -0500

If you're still blowing hot and cold over which energy efficient bulb to go for, your indecision can cost you dearly in this new energy conscious era. As old halogen bulbs are being terminated from work, the upcoming years will be a total game changer on lighting and energy consumption. Now you might as well be aware that the total lighting consumption in a standard home accounts for one fourth of the electricity bill so that means saving energy in the long haul has become imperative. While planet Earth is getting flooded with more and more inhabitants, energy demand is rising on critical levels. That only means one thing-more fossil fuels and more damage to the environment.



Combined Heat and Power - A Consideration for Property Owners and Landlords

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:10:30 -0500

As every property manager and landlord faces the mounting pressures of rising electricity rates and an increasingly unreliable transmission and distribution system, we need to ensure that our clients - the tenants - have access to both affordable sources of power and reliable and resilient power. Simply put that they have access to the power and heat they need when they need it. In many cases our infrastructure is built upon a boiler based system for heat and connections to the electrical grid (with potentially a back-up generator) for power.



Falling Oil Prices Seen As Disastrous For Some African Countries While Some Will Benefit

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:59:28 -0500

African countries are among the most at risk from the recent fall in oil prices according to the IMF report released earlier this year. These countries depend on oil exports as they account for about 50% GDP for Angola, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. The government revenues in these countries account for about 75% on the oil export industry. One report stated the oil price crash could affect African economics harsher than Ebola.



The Benefits Of Renewable Energy: What Do You Know?

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:45:11 -0500

For as long as can be remembered, people everywhere have been encouraged to 'go green' but is it easily done? For many the notion of going green means changing a number of things from switching to organic produce, shopping for products with renewable packaging and of course opting to power their homes with renewable energy. These changes are often considered too costly and inconvenient for the average home owner after-all who has the time to find an organic only supermarket and renewable energy certainly isn't affordable is it?



Thinking Yourself Under the Table

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:10:01 -0500

Imagine being flat on your back under a table in a lecture room or office - what do you see? Maybe a rough wood surface? This is quite interesting as the pattern is like some unique tree fingerprint.



Energy and Sanitation in France

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 06:03:11 -0500

Any discussion of energy and sanitation in France inevitably leads to the production of electricity from various sources and the attempts by national and local authorities to satisfy public demand for water and sewage facilities. At present the country depends heavily on energy production from nuclear power while water and sewage constantly occupy the minds and deliberations of the authorities' and the people. Energy, water and sewage The importance of energy, water and sewage for the health of a country's population requires constant vigilance to ensure that the health and livelihood of the population is not...



United Electrical World Smart Grid

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:28:47 -0500

Communication and transportation grids are secondary in importance when creating a Type 1 civilization. Proper digitally controlled unification of major continental electrical grids is the essential physical foundation of a truly global society.



Five Frequently Asked Questions About PV Power Generation

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:21:07 -0500

There are five frequently asked questions about PV power generation. By learning these questions' answers, you will learn the basic idea about the industry.



Sustainable Mass Transit

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:44:34 -0500

Sustainable mass transit reduces CO2 emissions, helps to produce numerous financial benefits, creates urban centers of productivity and reduces dependence on foreign oil. As far as carbon-based transit, the amount of oil used per passenger is greatly reduced with the use of any type of sustainable mass transit compared to the use of standard fossil fuel dependent cars.



Renewable Energy: Prospects and Challenges in the Arab World

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:19:13 -0500

Efforts are being taken to raise the production of renewable energy resources to meet 6% of the overall demand by 2020 in the region, where electricity consumption is rising steadily at a rate of 7% per year, due to economic growth and development and hence meeting the demand with clean form of energy is increasingly a challenge. The region strives hard to transform its energy production into a sustainable one by shifting gears to alternative energy resources to the convention fossil fuels found abundant in the region under the guidance of Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), in alliance with the League of Arab States and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the former includes 22 states from the Middle East region.



Awareness of Renewable Energy: A Digital and Conventional Approach

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:20:30 -0500

The scope of the article is to analyse the reach of the availability of renewable energy resources among the masses rather than analysing the chances of earth's survival, had clean energy been completely ignored. The conventional form of energy has been in use for several years and it can be a great challenge to spread the word of renewable energy or clean energy to every corner of this earth, but cannot be written off as impossible.



The Future Of Biomass

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:32:09 -0500

Biomass energy is produced using organic material, such as waste or wood. Biomass is used to generate power for a municipality in a biomass power plant, or can be used to create biofuel. Industrial biomass can be derived from numerous types of organic plants, in addition to waste or wood. Corn, soybean, sugarcane, switchgrass, hemp, poplar and palm are all used in biomass/ biofuel production (just to name a few sources).



Modern District Heating Systems

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:56:48 -0600

District heating has become the favored method of many cities in Europe. It has also risen in popularity and use throughout much of the rest of the world. This idea is actually more than 100 years old. It started in 1903 in Moscow, Frederiksberg and Copenhagen, all in the same year.



Predictions for the Solar PV Industry in 2015

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:00:21 -0600

The global solar PV market is facing a strong growth trend due to reduced production costs and technological advancements in the industry. Governments and other federal bodies across the world promote the use of solar energy through various financial incentives. The year 2015 is expected to witness continued growth, emerging of newer markets and changes in the production processes.



Green Building Strategies

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:03 -0600

Residential homeowners and companies of every size the world over are starting to afford more attention to green building techniques and strategies, both for the sake of the environment and the wallets of the building's ultimate occupants. The good news is that enough time has now passed to evaluate exactly which initiatives have proven to be valuable.



Advancements in Wind Power Technology

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:39:48 -0600

Breakthroughs in wind technology have recently dropped the price and increased the efficiency of this renewable energy source. One breakthrough in wind turbines has lasers pinpointing the direction of the wind, so that turbine blades can optimize their productive capacity by automatically adjusting their position. Advancements in blade design are continually being implemented to increase flow and decrease drag. R&D, as well as limited commercial application, is being done (as of 2014) with strong, light corrosion resistant composite materials for tower and foundation structures. In addition, the latest trends in global wind technology include augmenting wind power with energy storage and moving wind farms offshore.



Dramatic Breakthroughs in Solar Energy

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:02:08 -0600

Recently, there have been dramatic breakthroughs in solar energy that will help further the mainstream use of photovoltaic (PV) technology, bringing solar closer to cost parity with fossil fuels as a viable energy source to power the grid. A key development that will enable the widespread use of solar is the production of cells using less expensive, and readily available materials.



Types of Solar Power Systems for Commercial or Private Use

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:53:32 -0600

The basic works and benefits of installing a solar power system into either your home or commercial property are simple - it saves you money and it helps the environment. If your property contains a reasonable amount of rooftop surface with regular exposure to sunlight then you are fit to install solar panel collectors, but there's a bit more to it than that.



Power, Control, Wealth, The Third Industrial Revolution

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:40:59 -0600

When the first Industrialized Revolution unfolded the fuel that ushered in a new found way of life was all based on fossil fuels. The gluttony that followed in the fervor frenzy of drilling and mining that ensued only created an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions today. Yet in the United States most of our government is in a state of denial that our industrial infrastructure that by the way is built all off of fossil fuels is the cause of all the environmental impact that global warming is having all around the globe.



Biomass As a Credible Energy Alternative

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:08:53 -0600

Biomass energy is the utilisation of energy stored in organic matter. The fuel cycles created by biomass processing would not have any greenhouse emissions, and this processing is already easily convertible and compatible to the existing infrastructure of energy in the world. Thus biomass is a near-ready solution to energy alternatives that reduce carbon outputs.



Sustainable Energy for Indonesia

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:04:11 -0600

The energy sector in Indonesia has struggled to keep up with the rapid pace of economic growth. Chronic under investment in systems improvements and new generation capacity, coupled with highly subsidized fuel and electricity rates, has left Indonesia in a dire situation. As Indonesia looks to meet the energy needs of an expanding economy, and provide energy services to currently unserved populations, it is vital that steps are taken to reduce carbon emissions without placing undue financial burdens on the sector. The focus of the world's attention on environmental issues in recent years has stimulated response in many countries, which have led to a closer examination of energy conservation strategies for conventional fossil fuels. One way of reducing building energy consumption is to design buildings, which are more economical in their use of energy for heating, lighting, cooling, ventilation and hot water supply. This article presents review of energy sources, environment and sustainable development. This includes the renewable energy technologies, energy savings, energy efficiency systems and measures necessary to reduce climate change effects.



The Great Energy Cover Up

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:35:22 -0600

The year was 1885 when trade journals especially in the electrical sciences were predicting free electricity and free energy in the foreseeable future. Incredible discoveries about the nature of electricity were just beginning. In doing so they would illuminate the world.



How Solar Street Lights Can Help You Save Money

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:49:41 -0600

Whether you are planning on lighting a particular area in your neighbourhood or wish to upgrade your current solar lights, solar lighting provide a more cost-effective alternative to the typical mains powered ones. Here are some ways solar street lights can help you save money.



Three Notable Benefits of Solar Panels

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:37:42 -0600

Since the increased awareness of Global Warming, people have become more open to the idea of finding renewable sources of energy to mitigate the environmental issues the world is currently facing. Among the renewable sources proposed was the use of solar panels, which has gained popularity in recent years both with the residential and commercial spaces.



Is Natural Gas Causing an Energy Revolution?

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:35:55 -0600

There is no doubt that fracking has helped us get at natural gas that we couldn't get at before, and we are able to collect it much quicker and in more abundance that we have in the past. Since we have more than the demand, the price of natural gas is come down significantly. No longer can coal-fired plants compete against natural gas fired energy generation systems. When we think of and "Energy Revolution" we think of alternative energy and how it is now coming online at a pretty steep growth rate.



Is There an Energy Revolution Happening - The Alternative Energy Guru Asked

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:28:58 -0600

As far as the general public is concerned, most would agree that we are in some sort of Energy Revolution when it comes to old fossil fuels versus new forms of energy generation. I'm not so sure we are in such revolutionary times. I only see incremental gains being made by alternative energy. For the most part the energy generation in the United States is much similar to other industrialized nations. We use natural gas, coal, hydro, nuclear, geothermal, and then we have other forms of alternative energy such as solar and wind.



National Economic Reforms Science And Technology Directives

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:03:10 -0600

In the last half of the 20th century it was President Kennedy who took up the gauntlet of outlining a national directive focusing on science and technology. The course that the United States chartered then propelled America into the space age. No longer was man confined to this planet alone.



The Perfect Electric Storm

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:30:57 -0600

Led lights, energy efficient appliances, smart homes, and solar panels are going to up end the electric utility business. Utilities will need to make a paradigm shift in how they operate in the 21st century. They need to embrace and become managers of distributed power.



Combined Heat and Power - A Solution for Rising Electricity Rates?

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:07:34 -0600

Electricity rates continue to rise with no end in sight. The demand for power and for high quality heat will not change anytime in the near future. We believe it is now the time to explore the fiscal and functional viability of Combined Heat and Power.



Importance of Promoting Energy Saving at Schools

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:55:16 -0600

Using energy - Energy that we use is something that we take for granted and are not aware of its importance unless we are in a situation where we do not have access to it. Most of the appliances and technologies that we use are highly dependent on energy for their functioning and as the number of appliances and other equipment increases so does the requirement for energy. In order to meet the increasing demand in energy, there are many more conventional power plants that are being setup and a lot more fossil fuel is burnt to produce the...



Prashant Modi: Challenges for Energy Providers in India

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:34:04 -0600

As India's economy continues to grow, energy providers face challenges meeting the demands. Reducing India's dependence on imported energy is a sensible plan, to ensure that finances stay within India. Forward thinking companies, look to the future by utilising local natural resources, to provide source of energy. Overseas Challengers



Sources of Renewable Energy

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:53:57 -0600

Sources of renewable energy include hydroelectric (dams, waves and tides), wind, biomass, solar and geothermal. Hydroelectric dams, wind farms, biomass plants and solar parks have the potential to deliver much of the world's energy needs, depending on how much investment these renewable energy sources receive. The primary types of renewable energy are outlined here.



Energy Storage for Renewable and Distributed Generation

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:39:27 -0600

There has been quite a bit of press related to Energy Storage. To be more specific - Energy Storage in relation to renewable energy and the distribution system. Energy storage represents an enormous opportunity for organizations and utilities to capitalize on the benefits of storing power when the demands are low and releasing it when the demand for power peaks.



What You Need to Know Before Switching Energy Distribution Companies

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:27:28 -0500

Millions of people across the country have the ability to change energy distribution companies. Here's some information you need to know before making this decision.



The Struggling Class Can Thrive

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:15:16 -0500

If it hopes to connect with that elusive upward mobility, the "struggling class" must make the adaptation of renewable energy and its transformative qualities a new reality. Specifically, energy supplier choice, energy efficiency and Solar Photovoltaic provide clear and present opportunities.



Renewable Energy - An Opportunity to Find a Purpose

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:59:41 -0500

Making the decision to increase the use of renewable energy in your life will impact your community in more ways than you might imagine and could likely define your purpose. With the current hyper focus on climate change (the ravages we fear) and the urgency to do something about it, opportunities abound for each of us to affect change by taking action, even small incremental ones. In truth, I grew up in an environment where I was taught very early that small actions taken consistently add up to big results.



Generators Empower Modern Society With Electric Impetus

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:45:03 -0500

Originally, society as we know it gathered its impetus from the inner drives that power all life. This energetic process carried us through a field of innovation, engaging our most creative aspects as a result of desperation. Faced with impending destruction from the natural elements and our own animalistic nature, mankind was forced to improvise ways of harnessing the environment in order to create more effective methods of survival.



Alaska's Oil Industry Narrowly Dodges A Bullet

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:32:38 -0500

America's energy industry is booming, but Alaska has largely been left behind. A narrowly defeated ballot measure might have been the last straw for Alaska's oil industry had it passed.



Are You Eligible for the 2014-15 Warm Home Discount Scheme?

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:30:42 -0500

Under the Warm Home Discount Scheme you may be entitled to 140 pounds off your electricity bill for the winter of 2014/15. If you are, you won't receive this money directly, it will either be deducted from your bill or, if you pay for your energy on a pre-pay or pay as you go basis, your provider will provide you with a voucher or equivalent.



Natural Gas Conversion Has Multiple Benefits

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:25:14 -0500

Natural gas conversion is becoming more feasible, and return on investment is happening more quickly than ever. As the shale boom continues, prices keep falling making conversion very affordable.



Can We Use Our Motorways and Fuel More Efficiently?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:04:51 -0500

Motorway traffic jams are the dread of all drivers. All you can do is sit there staring at the car in front. Train travel seems the only alternative but the train network is seriously under-funded and incapable of providing a better option to car commuters. Is there a halfway measure where we can better utilise our motorways?



Deregulation Continues Across America

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:27:26 -0500

Monopoly has been a dirty word in the United States since the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. This fact, however, has not prevented the nation's energy industry from being held down by the weight of power supply monopolies in each state.



7 Benefits of LED Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:06:36 -0500

The simple act of replacing standard light bulbs in our homes with LED energy saving lights is a major environmental contribution. This step not only serves the environment, but also benefits you. Discover the advantages of LED lights.



Is Solar Power a Good Option for You?

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:38:57 -0500

Solar power is a great choice for someone who wants to control their impact on the environment. It has tons of great benefits, but there are also some issues to think about when deciding to use it.



To Save Our Environment, More of the Gulf States Are Turning to Renewable Energy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:27:24 -0500

Our environment is endangered by our overreliance on non-renewable fossil fuels like oil and gas. Renewable energy is the solution.



The Empire State's Industrial Devolution

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:15:35 -0500

The Empire State once exalted economic progress. Now it is the theological center of NIMBYism.



What Factors Affect Current Propane Prices?

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:11:11 -0500

Propane Prices are constantly fluctuating as they are not typically subject to any government intervention. Propane consumers need to understand the reasons for the changes as it affects their daily budgets. Propane, which is, liquefied petroleum gas that is mixed with natural gas and oil has become an alternative source of energy for a number of families. It can be used for heating homes, drying clothes, heating water, fueling gas fireplaces and even for backdoor barbeque grills.



Factors Affecting Propane and LP Gas Pricing

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:09:52 -0500

Propane prices are a subject to several factors. Since propane is easily transported, it can serve many different markets, from fueling barbecue grills to producing petrochemicals. Propane prices in the markets are influenced by many factors including:the prices of competing fuels in each market, the distance propane has to travel to reach the customer and the volume used by the customer.



Delivering Cheap Propane

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:09:18 -0500

Propane also known as liquid petroleum gas is the most versatile sources of energy and fuel. It is not only used for back door barbeques but has a variant of other uses, including powering water heaters, dryers, ovens,stoves,forklifts and refrigerators.



Solar Gas, Power For The Future

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:48:10 -0500

With our leaders of state so fixated on the violence in the Mid-East just because of the flow of oil could be disrupted at a moments notice have left gapping inconsistencies in all their rhetoric about how they are doing the publics service in improving the economy. Never before has an elected body whether in state houses or in Washington been so bloated with all that hot air about how they above all are doing such a wonderful job. We see it every day that either Republicans or Democrats are no where near able to cooperate in unity.



More Pain At The Pump

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:35:38 -0500

With tensions mounting in Iraq, it has put the nation on notice that the price of gas or should we say pain at the pump many fear that another deja vu scenario of the summer of 2008 will again be upon us. It is a known fact that the price of energy particularly gasoline dictates the price of practically everything else. So it should be no surprise either that what we are seeing today all around the United States are price increases in all consumables.