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05
Sep

Does Extending or Converting your Home add Value?

Extending and converting your home is an excellent financial move, according to Mick Jones, from conservatory roof replacement company Transforming Conservatories. However, there are several things to contemplate before going ahead. People need extra space for various reasons. It might be due to plans to extend their family or perhaps make room for a growing home business. Purely to raise the value of their property is also a widespread motive,…

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22
Jun

Biofuels for Green Energy

Ethanol and Biodiesel as Alternative Fuels Biofuels are becoming important as alternative fuels in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions. They also help to cut down on the use of fossil fuels. In the continuing battles on global warming and diminishing oil reserves, Biofuels are an essential weapon in the armory. Unlike other alternative fuels, biofuels force little or no changes in the modes of transport most used by consumers…

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22
Jun

Biofuels: A Glossary of Terms

With concerns for the environment and national security growing daily, scientists are looking for ways to produce ethanol and other biofuels from renewable sources. Here are basic definitions of terms used in biofuels research: Bioenergy. Bioenergy is solar energy—it uses organic (living) materials, which ultimately get its power from the sun. For example, plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to make food in sugars and starches. When…

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21
Sep

With Rising Energy Costs, Homeowners Turn to Renewable Fuel for Heat

Many homeowners looking for cheap stoves for sale are choosing a new alternative for heat. Wood pellet stove inserts or a pellet stove fireplace is environmentally friendly and great money savers. Every winter, homeowners face the frustrating question, "How can I afford to heat my home this year?" These homeowners are turning in increasing numbers to the money-saving solution of a wood pellet stove fireplace and fireplace pellet stove inserts.…

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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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