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Renewable Energy: Deal of the Century, Perhaps the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

86 years ago today the first loaf of sliced bread was sold.  Yet, according to the Writer’s Almanac, even this marvel, which famously took the world by storm, had a rough start in terms of consumer acceptance. Perhaps we’re seeing

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Posted in Renewables - Business

From Guest Blogger Ashley: Could the Navy Succeed in Beaming Solar Energy to Earth from Space?

Recently, the United States Naval Research Laboratory put into plans to build solar panels that are to be placed in space with the capability to beam the energy collected directly to Earth. Sounds like a plot to a James Bond

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Posted in Photovoltaics

From Guest Blogger Aiden Korr: Infographic on Going Green — Plant These Vegetables To Help the Environment

When beginning a vegetable garden, it is important to understand which vegetables to plant during which times. There are plants that can thrive starting in the early parts of the year while others do better waiting until spring or even

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Speaking on Clean Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability

A very senior businessman I’ve known for a long while has asked me to serve as a panelist for a conference his group is putting on next September in San Diego.  He writes, “I assume (your expertise) falls into two

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From Guest Blogger Patrick Gibson: Geothermal Heating For Sustainable Homes

The costs of energy are on the rise around the world. But the good news is that today there are sustainable heating and cooling options available for home-owners looking to build or remodel a green home. Geothermal heat pumps are

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Posted in Geothermal

From Guest Blogger Paula Sheamus: Clean Energy Revolution

In recent years, the world has been desperately calling for a change in the way we use nature to make our lives better, feed, work, travel and generate energy. A lot of people took up the idea of green living,

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Posted in Renewables - Science

From Guest Blogger Kristina Ross: So Hot Right Now (I think this is a reference to the weather, not the blogger, but I could be wrong. -Ed.)

Though summer might be rounding out its last few weeks of insufferable heat, it’s still a perfect time to examine how energy consumption stacks up in the hottest months of the year. Check out this infographic to see how the

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If the Move To Renewables Is Inevitable, Why Not Do It Now?

Here’s a question for you: When you listen to the debates in English Parliament, and hear how people with opposing viewpoints heckle and interrupt one another, doesn’t your skin crawl?  Mine does.  These people have such incredible manners on most

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Posted in Fossil Fuels

U.S. Government’s Pursuit of Sustainability

As suggested here, I’ve been asked to do some work for a lobbying form in Washington DC, helping a few of their clients, where appropriate, apply for government grant money. The  process has heightened my awareness of the workings of

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Posted in Sustainability

Civil Engineering Firm Focuses on Sustainable Design

The wedding I attended on the Outer Banks of North Carolina earlier this week led to a chance encounter with Bob Solarz, a good friend of my brother.  Even Bob’s last name itself sounds like a propitious start for a

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Posted in Sustainable Building
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