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Kudos to Hudson, New York!

More Proof that it is possible to Save Money and Go Green at the same time! WAMC Northeast Public Radio reported that the city of Hudson, New York has chosen a new electric supplier.  Feel free to follow this link to read more of the details about this story – http://www.wamc.org/post/city-electricity-goes-green-june.  My intent is not […]

GravityLight: A New Form of Lighting

Uses no batteries, is powered by gravity and even the bag it comes in is part of the sustainability focused design of the GravityLight. So happy to see that this project passed it’s indiegogo funding goal http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gravitylight-lighting-for-developing-countries

How Green Is Your Internet (Infographic Video)

Really, how green is your internet?  

The Windmill Farmer by Joaquin Baldwin (Animated Short)

We absolutely love the hope and beauty of this animated video …

Renewable Energy Around the world

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released the numbers as of January 16th, 2013 with breaking news; 100 percent of the energy being used as of January in the United States was renewable. Predominantly used is wind energy with solar energy coming in second and a small percentage used was biomass. Now yes, these numbers are […]

UPS gets turned on! By Solar Power In New Jersey.

UPS just announced on February 19th that it is “building on its commitment to increase the use of renewable energy resources” by investing in “two solar power projects at its distribution facilities in Parsippany and Secaucus, New Jersey”.  (I’m not making this up folks!  Here’s the link to the article – http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/35224-UPS-Expands-Renewable-Energy-Output-at-New-Jersey-Facilities)  This is good […]

What does being ‘green/sustainable’ mean to you?

With all this talk of “going green” it has me thinking; why exactly hasn’t it been more successful?  With the evidence pertaining to the positive benefits of green energy and sustainability as well as the negative repercussions of not doing so, how could it be bad?  Perhaps, it could be lack of knowledge and true […]

How Electricity Grew Up Part 4: Back to the Future

One Billion

Welcome to the last installment of this 4 part series.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve covered 120 years’ worth of the history of the electrical grid – from Thomas Edison’s Pearl Street Station to the rise of retail electricity choice in the last decade.  (You may want to check out the previous articles – […]

Your Restaurant in Brooklyn: Designing the PV system

Solar MockUp

We’re back again to your restaurant in Brooklyn once again.  Let’s review what has occurred so far.  In week 1, you opened the restaurant only to discover that it had no electricity.  In week 2, you corrected the problem by installing a diesel generator .  In week 3, you starting seeing the downsides of having […]

Want to Save on Electricity? Take a Shower.

Shower and Save on Electricity

I’m not really into celebrity gossip (ok, maybe just a little), but I recall reading a few years ago about Jennifer Aniston’s assertion that she takes only 3-minute showers, supposedly to conserve water and “help the environment.” That always kind of stuck with me, not only because I don’t believe her showers are really that […]