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Stephanie Evans

The Future of Alternative Energy

Let’s face it:  We live in a world of high energy consumption. Every day, we’re making meals, heating and air conditioning our homes, we’re driving to and from work, checking our phones, showering, and even using power to get and stay fit. All this energy use leads to a growing carbon footprint, unless that power…

Stephanie Evans

Innovations in Wind Energy

Rows of spinning wind turbines make for seriously Instagrammable photo ops when driving down the highway. More importantly, they produce seriously clean energy just from the whirl of their blades. Turning readily available wind into electricity was wonderfully innovative, however the breakthroughs in the field of wind energy continue to inspire awe. One Spanish company…

Stephanie Evans

What’s Your Energy IQ?

So, you thought you were done with pop quizzes after high school, huh? If you’ve been following us here at Eco-Centric – specifically our series on alternative/renewable energy sources – we’re curious about your energy IQ. Take our short quiz, below, to test your knowledge on all things renewable energy. (Need to brush up on…

Stephanie Evans

Motion of the Ocean: Introduction to Wave Energy

When it comes to renewable energy, many of us have already heard of the most popular sources, such as solar or wind power. But did you know that renewable energy can be harnessed from other natural resources and occurrences, such as the heat of the Earth and even the movement of waves? It’s true! Wave…

Stephanie Evans

Beneath Our Feet: An Introduction to Geothermal Energy

As scientists begin digging deeper into the possibilities for renewable energy, they look to the sun, the wind, and other renewable options for cleaner, greener sources. Another possibility may be right beneath our feet — geothermal energy. In our discussions on renewable energy sources, we’ve already covered a few of the most common types of…