Alternative Energy News

Top 5 States for Clean Energy Jobs

Some states have more green energy jobs to offer than others. I looked at a variety of reports spanning from 2007 to 2012, and here are five states that were mentioned repeatedly as some of the greenest job spots across the U.S. 1. California – California earned the number one position on a number of lists, including a study by ...

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Create an Environmentally Friendly Living Space for You and Your Pet

According to the 2013-14 National Pet Owner Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), nearly 70 percent of American homes house a pet. This means that pets reside in nearly 83 million homes. Dogs rank the highest amongst the pets owned at nearly 60 million. Cats are second with approximately 45 million. Each pet leaves its own paw print ...

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Tips For Choosing Energy Efficient Lights

The energy used for lighting in the home has increased in recent years since more homes are being constructed larger with more light fittings. You can reduce the energy used in your home for lighting by half if you use more efficient lighting choices. One of the cleanest and cost-efficient lighting methods is sunlight. The sunlight will reduce carbon emissions, ...

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Dangerous Chemicals Above Our Heads

In 1987, an international environmental agreement, known as the Montreal Protocol, adopted requirements that triggered the phase-out of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) all over the world due to their ozone-depleting nature. After some modifications were later made to the protocol, it led to the ban of CFC production in all developed countries as well as the phase-out of HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons). Although the ...

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Volkswagen Expands Electric Car Choices

With five new electric cars hitting the market during 2014, these are good times for environmentally-aware car owners, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Hybrids are commonplace of course, including a growing number of plug-in models, and diesels are proliferating, but until now, electric options have been limited. With one stylish and very expensive exception (and that’s not the Fisker Karma as production ended with ...

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Carbon Footprint and Air Travel: A Tightrope Walk

The New York Times reports that the average American generates around 19 tonnes of carbon a year, with a massive portion of this attributable to air travel. A round flight from New York to Europe, for example, will generate a carbon footprint of between 2 and 3 tonnes per person, not to mention the attendant nitrogen oxide and noise pollution. ...

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Green Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2014

The New Year means that many of us will be making resolutions – plans to better ourselves, do something to better others or even do something to better the environment. We’ve only got one planet, and developing less harmful technology is going to be even more important in the future to ensure that our planet not only survives, but thrives. ...

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