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7 Ways You’re Upping Your Energy Consumption

By Bobbi Peterson We all have bad habits. Whether it is biting our nails or snacking in between meals, those bad habits can take their toll. You are probably also indulging in bad habits that are costing you money every month, and you might not even know it. These would be all the ways you’re upping your energy consumption in…

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Many nuclear power plants could be impacted by warming water temperatures making cooling of reactor difficult

How Climate Change May Affect Nuclear Power Plants

Guest post by Mathias Maehlum Many nuclear power plants rely heavily on access to nearby sources of cold water to keep the system cool. Many of these power plants were built several decades ago and some of them are not well prepared for the warmer weather we are now experiencing. At a twin-unit nuclear power plant in Illinois, temperatures exceeded…

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40 Eco-Apps that Put Technology to Work for the Environment

Technology may not be a panacea to solve the climate crisis, but green applications (eco-apps) are helping to drive awareness and foster responsible action. There was a time when eco-apps did little more than provide lists of so-called “green” products and services. Now green-themed apps have turned mobile devices into portals for environmental education and sustainable action. The smartphone market…

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After Fukushima is the sun setting on nuclear energy?

Nuclear Power One Year after the Fukushima Disaster

The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan sent shock waves that are still being felt around the world. The fallout from this tragic event is driving countries away from nuclear power and increasing GHG intensive coal-fired energy production. This abandonment of nuclear energy could add a billion tonnes…

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Solar energy is ready to launch and become a mainstream source of energy for the world

Intersolar North America: Solar Is Ready to Launch

I’ve spent the last two days at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco, speaking with key people within the industry, from solar panel producers, to developers of testing and control software for solar cell manufacturers, inverter makers, solar system designers, silver paste materials manufactures and more. It was a great opportunity to get an overview of current state…

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