[9 Mar 2015 | Comment Here | 32 views]
Goodyear Tire Releases Concept for Electricity-Generating Tires

Are tires that can charge electric vehicles in our near future? Might be according to Goodyear’s concept tire unveiled at the Geneva International Auto Show this week. Goodyear coined the new concept tire the BH-03. The tires are designed to convert friction heat generated during driving into electricity; generate your own electricity for your electric […]

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Energy, Featured, Oil Obit News »

[24 Apr 2015 | Comment here | 8 views]

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. It is a bipartisan measure containing three key provisions of the long-stalled Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill. The legislation includes the creation of Tenant Star which is a voluntary certification and recognition program run by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and EPA to promote energy efficiency during the […]

Electric Cars, Energy, Green Cars, Headline »

[9 Mar 2015 | Comment here | 32 views]
Goodyear Tire Releases Concept for Electricity-Generating Tires

Are tires that can charge electric vehicles in our near future? Might be according to Goodyear’s concept tire unveiled at the Geneva International Auto Show this week. Goodyear coined the new concept tire the BH-03. The tires are designed to convert friction heat generated during driving into electricity; generate your own electricity for your electric […]

Global Warming »

[24 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Will Climate Change Threaten the Future of Winter Sports – Olympics? | 66 views]

Did you notice the shirtless men in the crowds watching Olympic events held in Sochi? The warm temperatures for the 2014 games will likely be recorded as the warmest Winter Olympics ever.  The Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism at the University of Waterloo, Daniel Scott, has been studying the relationship between sports, […]

Environment »

[30 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 70 views]

Tulus Simatupang of British Columbia, Canada won the Grand Prize for the 2013 Digital Photo Contest sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. The photo that won is of a heron in flight with a red-winged blackbird. It was a top choice by judges and also received the most 1st place votes from supporters. Visit The Nature […]

Energy, Energy Efficiency, Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) »

[29 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 193 views]
Green Building Tips From a Homeowner GC

What green building techniques and design options make sense? Which ones save you, the homeowner, a few greenbacks in the long-term? Here I’ll share my experience with energy efficiency choices while building a two-story, 40 ft. by 20 ft. home addition. But before I jump into the details, I’d like to tell you I opted […]

Energy, Energy Efficiency »

[8 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Nest Thermostats Facing Challenges | 120 views]
Nest Thermostats Facing Challenges

Nest, the company that makes what they claim to be the “next generation thermostat” is facing a few challenges. Out-dated HVAC systems, Wifi connectivity, and vocal, unhappy customers during a national cold spell  are in the forefront in today’s news. TechCrunch discusses the situation on a recent blog post here. You can learn more about the […]

Automobile Maintenance, Energy »

[19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Improve Your Gas Mileage Before Holiday Travel | 167 views]
Improve Your Gas Mileage Before Holiday Travel

Traveling for the holidays? To improve your gas mileage consider changing your oil and air filter to improve your ride. I’m always amazed at how much better my car runs after changing the oil and air filter. What else can you do to increase your fuel mileage? Make sure your air pressure in the tires […]

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