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13
Jul

Alternative Energy Source for Electricity Supply

Renewable energy includes solar, wind, nuclear and geothermal. Alternative energy may be required for continued electricity supply into the future. Deposits of fossil fuels  are believed to be running out and are a non-renewable energy source. It is also believed that burning them for electricity creates air pollution. The world is looking for alternative energy supplies and ideally, they would be from a renewable energy source. Electricity prices may also…

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02
Jul

Algae Biofuel Could Replace Oil

How can the world find sustainable, environmentally-friendly sources of biofuel without compromising the food supply? The answer might be found in algae oil farms. Scientists around the globe are searching for renewable, sustainable forms of bioenergy to meet consumer demands and replace fossil fuels, and one unlikely candidate keeps coming to their attention time and again: algae. Usually the bane of fish tanks and ponds, algae produces fatty oils that…

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22
May

Eco Design for Sustainable Living

Cradle to Cradle Design Ensures Sustainability Cradle to Cradle sustainable design challenges conventional environmental thinking and practice. Ask three questions to verify a product's green claims. The magazine advertisement boasts the building developer is an environmental leader. You can almost smell the green in the appealing colour photo accompanying the ad. But is this a design for sustainable living or just greenwashing to convince readers to contact the developer? William…

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02
Dec

Offshore Oil Rigs Off Wales Impact Offshore Wind Farm Development

Massive wind farms off the coast of Britain may not be built due to obscure legislation on oil company rights to offshore fossil fuel discoveries. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, legislation relating to the rights of oil companies to offshore fossil fuel deposits could jeopardize the development of offshore wind farms along the coast of Wales. The projected projects include a 250-turbine wind farm 10 miles off…

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04
Nov

Hemp Fuel For a Better World

Hemp cultivation could potentially produce enough biofuel to replace fossil fuels, easing pollution and global warming problems. Here’s a fun fact for the next time you ask yourself where all your money goes: 80 percent of your living expenses cover energy costs - from the fuel we use when we drive, to the food we cook and eat, and the temperature that makes us comfortable. That’s roughly 33 of your…

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12
May

Getting Started With Solar Power In the Home

Solar panels can be a great source of alternative energy for the home. All that is required is an initial investment for long-term benefits. While they are a significant initial investment, using solar panels to supplement your home’s grid electricity can save you a lot of money and ease the strain on the environment. With the advancement of solar panel technology, it has never been easier to incorporate solar energy…

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28
Mar

Biomass Energy Fuels Debate on Best Alternative

Plentiful Supply of Renewable Biomass but is it Sustainable? One of the most plentiful alternative energy sources is biomass energy. It is plentiful, renewable and also recovers and recycles waste and waste by-products. The problems with fossil fuels have opened the door for the increasing use of renewable energies like energy from biomass. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) 6% of Canada's energy comes from the combustion of biomass. This…

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