Which is best: To rent or buy rooftop solar panels?

Solar panels on rooftop

Depending on the region you live in and the amount you pay for your monthly power bill, it’s quite possible that you’ve experienced ‘solar envy.’ This phenomenon occurs when a neighbor installs a shiny new set of panels on their roof and then sets up lawn chairs to admire their new array, happily offering a […]

New Solar Power For Your Home book makes home solar projects easier

Solar power for your home

Although solar power still has the smallest market share among all energy providers in the United States — smaller even than biomass and geothermal — adaption of the technology has recently been rising by over 25% annually. According to Bloomberg Magazine, Google is taking up wind-power purchases to reduce their total emissions, even as it devotes […]

5 great green building materials

hemp farm

Choosing eco-friendly design materials is always challenging. Despite the claims made by many brands there are few materials that are environmentally friendly all the way through the supply chain. The following materials will always need to be treated with skepticism, but in general are greener than the rest. Abaca Also known as manila, abaca is […]

Green lighting will boost this economy

Green Lighting

The most common complaints I hear about green lighting are that the technology is too expensive and simply “not feasible.” In my experience, no lighting retrofit has ever cost more than the long-term savings it provides. Sure, this isn’t necessarily true with certain environmentally friendly technologies such as some types of advanced alternative-energy projects. But […]

6 ways to save money with wind energy at home

home wind energy

While solar energy has become the most popular type of alternative energy in today’s homes, it’s not the only choice. There’s also wind energy. Besides helping to save the planet’s energy sources, it can also help to save you money. Here are some of the top ways that it can do that… Large Wind Turbines […]

The light bulb energy impact showdown [INFOGRAPHIC]

green lighting infographic

The awesome folks at Well Home Energy Audits have put out another great infographic that will help break down the costs, benefits, and differences between LED light bulbs, CFL light bulbs, and incandescent light bulbs so you can hopefully have a better understanding of what all of that electrical jargon on the packaging really means.

Hank D and the Bee: Summer Snow

Hank D and the Bee: Summer Snow

I hope you all take full advantage of the health benefits of dandelions in order to prolong your life and be around when wind power finally surpasses coal power. For today, I hope a little “summer snow” falls peacefully on you and yours. Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at […]

Nuclear VS renewable energy [INFOGRAPHIC]

pros and cons of energy sources

The energy debate doesn’t seem like it will ever be settled. A lot of the reason for the argument is a lack of understanding on all sides. Sure, nuclear energy plants melt down and people base jump off of broken down wind turbines, but our energy future will probably be a combination of many sources, not just a domination of one.

UK to have a nuclear energy throwdown on Thursday

UK nuclear energy debate

Is nuclear energy a clean energy? That’s the question that has lead to many great discussions and even more heated debates. Ironically, many of the most notable pro-nuclear advocates are actually ex anti-nuclear voices. High profile personalities from both sides of the debate square of toe to toe on July 7th in London…and you can watch online.

How to go solar without breaking the bank

Solar panel financing

Some people hear the words, “go solar” and picture their savings account wiped clean. Sure, you can still purchase a sweet new 5-kilowatt solar system for $50,000 if you have the means. But a number of start-up operations have opened the doors to other modes of financing. Indeed, they have made solar affordable to the masses.