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 […]

4 simple ways to slay energy vampires at home

belkin conserve power switch

Vampire energy — or phantom load — is the energy that is used by appliances that have a standby function (like microwaves and TV’s) or are designed to draw no-load power (consuming power without offering any features — like a toaster). These energy vampires are sucking the life out of your electric bill too. Fortunately, […]

The Green Bowl: Would the Giants or Patriots win?

Which Super Bowl team is the greenest?

Technically, the Super Bowl doesn’t count without the Packers. But we suppose there are some East Coast folk who might tune in. Whether you’re a disgruntled cheese head, a Giant, or a Patriot, entertain yourself with this breakdown of who would win the “Green Bowl” — based on the most unscientific methods imaginable, of course.

Why green lighting is essential to the economy

led lights in a furniture show room

You know how much I love Green Lighting and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.  They are helping companies save millions of dollars. One of my favorite LED companies is MSI lighting. They are relamping Macy’s and saving millions of dollars. In addition to saving buckets of cash, the light looks better, is more energy efficient, […]

Starbucks’ Times Square store gets lit by LEDs

Starbucks' flagship Times Square store gets lit with LEDs that look like old Broadway theatre lights

Gone are the days when LED lights are harsh, expensive, and impractical. Just like the CFL saga a decade or so ago, LED’s started out as little more than an intangible pipe dream. Today, however, LED light bulbs are falling in price and rising in viability as a lighting solution for both businesses and homes […]

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 […]