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8 Climate Change Facts and Myths

8 Climate Change Facts and Myths Climate change is the greatest threat humankind faces today. We’ve already seen significant glacial melting, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, the migration of dangerous parasites and disease vectors like mosquitos and ticks, and—most notably—extreme and devastating weather events. All signs show that the problem is only going to get…

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What Are Carbon Offsets?

What Are Carbon Offsets? Practically everything we do, buy, and eat consumes energy and produces carbon emissions in some form or another. There are the obvious culprits: fossil fuels used driving to go shopping, flights near and far, and switching on the lights. The products we purchase also come with their own individual carbon footprints…

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Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

What Is Wind Energy? Wind energy is a renewable energy that harnesses energy generated by wind through the use of wind turbines that convert it into it into electricity. Wind technically comes from the sun as a byproduct of differences in temperature. Wind is generated from the uneven heating of the atmosphere, mountains, valleys, and…

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7 Types of Renewable Energy: The Future of Energy

What Is Renewable Energy? Renewable energy is energy that has been derived from earth’s natural resources that are not finite or exhaustible, such as wind and sunlight. Renewable energy is an alternative to the traditional energy that relies on fossil fuels, and it tends to be much  less harmful to the environment. 7 Types of…

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Winter Energy Saving Tips

13 Winter Energy Saving Tips Your heating and cooling system is the biggest energy hog in your home, accounting for almost half your total energy costs.[1] The money you spend on utilities rises dramatically in the summer and winter months when temperature control sees the highest use. Winter can be especially problematic, as heating costs…

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Going Smart at Home: Which Devices Are Essential?

Going Smart at Home: Which Devices Are Essential? The smart home of your dreams is finally within reach. In most cases, you can control everything right from the smartphone you’re reading from right now. Smart home technology transforms how we live, offers increased security and peace of mind, and can even help you reduce your…

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Choosing the Best Energy-efficient Light Bulbs for Your Home

Choosing the Best Energy-efficient Light Bulbs for Your Home Energy-efficient light bulbs help you lower your overall electricity consumption and replace your light bulbs less often. There are many factors to consider when deciding which lighting is right for your home, starting with the different types of light bulb and their efficiencies. Read on to…

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Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy: Safety, Cost, & Efficiency

What Is Nuclear Energy? Nuclear energy is derived from the energy in the core of an atom. Power plants use the process of nuclear fission—the splitting of the atom—to create energy. Some nuclear power plants use uranium atoms. These are split when hit by a neutron, releasing heat and radiation. This atomic collision also releases…

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What Is Solar Energy?

What Is Solar Energy? Solar energy uses the sun’s light and heat to generate renewable or ‘green’ power. The most common form of solar energy is harnessed by solar panels, or photovoltaic cells. In photovoltaic power stations, they’re arranged almost edge-to-edge to capture sunlight in large fields. You’ll also see them on top of houses and…