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Texas is the New Leader in U.S. for Wind Power

Everything's bigger in Texas (or so I've been led to believe), so it's no surprise that their wind power has now doubled that of California's. Texas' flat, wide-open terrain...
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Did You Know? New, Unusual Energy Sources

Electrical Contractor Magazine has an ongoing series of articles that point out unusual energy sources that we will be able to use in the future for green power. While some of the...

Solar City Leasing Solar Panels to Your Home or Business

These days, everybody wants to deck their home or business out with solar panels. But for most, the upfront cost is far too high for the eventual pay off...

Residential Wind Turbines by Freetricity

Have you always wanted a personal wind turbine, but thought it wouldn't quite fit in your backyard? Good news - Freetricity's Windmaster has you covered. Their miniature roof-mounted residential...

Nature’s Music Played by Solar Powered Xylophone

Ever wondered what solar power sounds like? So did Rory Nugent, until he designed a solar powered xylophone. Fitted with solar cells for each mallet, the xylophone will play...

Transparent Solar Cells In The Near Future

Other than cost, one of the biggest problems in getting consumers to adopt solar technologies on the outside of their homes is the inevitable unsightly appearance of a roof...

ireland’s newest tidal turbine

  Tidal turbines are a relatively new invention, that use a very old technology of harnessing the power of the water, and Marine Current Turbines just completed building the largest...

A New Way To Study In The Sun

  April is always a difficult month for students - not only is studying for exams extremely stressful and frustrating, but the desire to take advantage of the gorgeous spring...

Dell HQ Now Officially 100% Green

Dell Computer's head offices in Round Rock Texas is a 2.1 million square foot spread that, as of yesterday, became powered by 100% green energy. 60% of this is...

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4 Things to Consider when Planning an Eco-Friendly Nursery

These 4 design tips will help ensure your newborn is being kept safe and healthy in an eco-friendly nursery.
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The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, and some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it.
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9 Food Waste Solutions That Are Basically Habits To Save The Earth

Food waste accounts for up to 29% of the amount of trash each year in the US. Here are 9 effective ways to reduce your food waste at home.

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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.
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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.

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