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USA to Become Energy Independent by 2030

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
USA to Become Energy Independent by 2030

On November 12, 2012 The International Energy Agency published its World Energy Outlook. The report states that by 2017, the US will become the number one producer of oil, and that by 2030 the US will be completely self sufficient on oil and become a net exporter. What caused this?• Technologies have improved, allowing drillers […]

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The Myth of the American Energy Crisis

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Myth of the American Energy Crisis

The flier containing information about an upcoming presentation was titled Myth of the American Energy Crisis. I thought to myself this is a catchy title for sure and it includes the word “energy,” so I had better clear that date on my calendar so I could check out what I was hoping would be a brilliant presentation on energy and politics by Mark Chapin Johnson, PhD at the Center Club in Orange County, California on September 12, 2012. It turned out that I was not disappointed. The bottom line according to Dr. Johnson is that virtually everything we know and think about the merits of ethanol is actually the opposite […]

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How Much Does Recycling Save?

August 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
How Much Does Recycling Save?

Recycling has many benefits; less waste is sent to landfills, resources are conserved, pollution is reduced, and products made with recycled materials require less energy to be manufactured. Many of the materials we use in daily life can be recycled. Below is a list of the most common materials we use and details how much […]

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Even With Renewable Energies, We Should Still Use Less

June 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Even With Renewable Energies, We Should Still Use Less

Whether we are using renewable or non-renewable energy, efficiency always is an important aspect. Although renewable energy comes from inexhaustible sources, many of the processes used to extract energy still have adverse effects on the environment. As the use of renewable energies increases, we need understand and be aware of their environmental impact. Below are several […]

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A Short Essay on Renewable Energy Now

February 18, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
A Short Essay on Renewable Energy Now

            Energy has become an extremely hot topic for Americans over the last couple of years, with reasons for our energy concerns ranging from environmental to political to financial. Despite differing reasons, it is clear that the solution to our energy problems is to transition from traditional energy sources to renewable […]

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Renewable Energy Sources

January 3, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Renewable Energy Sources

Hello everyone. I recently stumbled upon this infographic on the usage and cost of renewable energy in the United States. This resource from www.good.is is a great way to visually comprehend how green efficient we are and how this is such a potential area of growth for the U.S.. I hope you are all able […]

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Green New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

December 26, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Green New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

Hello everyone! I hope you are spending the warmest of holidays and preparing yourselves for the upcoming 2012. Here is a compiled list of green New Year’s resolution ideas. Add all of these to your master list!  Use public transportation. A ride on the subway or bus will not only reduce carbon emissions from your car […]

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Daylight Savings Time Saves Energy

November 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Daylight Savings Time Saves Energy

There are many reasons for daylight savings time, but the biggest reason is to save energy. How old is the daylight savings time concept? The daylight savings concept was around even back when our country was first formed and it was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 in an essay he wrote, “An Economical Project […]

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