Most electric power in the world today are produced by electric generators. An electric generators (or sometimes called a dynamo) is a device that produce electricity when magnets that move […]
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Solar photovoltaics (PV) are commonly called ‘solar panels’, and […]
Electric power is usually produced by electric generators, but can also be supplied by chemical sources such as batteries or solar. In 1831 Michael Faraday discovered that magnets that move […]
Hydro-Power or hydroelectricity is the term use to referring the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. The use of water […]
Renewable energy has been both praised and derided as an alternative source of power over the past two decades. To its detractors it is inefficient, unreliable and economically unsound. To […]
High-altitude wind energy from kites! – Saul Griffith In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that […]
Ned Harvey of the Rocky Mountain Institute answers the question “What environmental innovation do you see moving the planet forward?” at our fall Fracking Salon.
Posted on February 28, 2013 | 83 CommentsCheck the seal on your fridge. A damaged seal can make your fridge consume more electricity due to the cold air escaping.
Posted on February 28, 2013 | 68 CommentsWhen people talk of the environmental effect of wind turbines and wind power, they often forget to mention the problems wind turbines cause to local wildlife. Birds are an obvious […]
Posted on February 28, 2013 | 75 CommentsFor every hour you use your tumble dryer, you could have cooked 48 meals in your microwave, more than a month’s worth of dinners.
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