U.S. House of Representatives approved Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015…bipartisan measure containing three key provisions…
Articles by Greg Magnus
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 […]
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, […]
Green remodeling a home is possibly one of the highest levels of “green.” It is one of the best sustainable housing initiatives around. While researching the remodeling industry I came across the website dubbed, Home for Life. The site includes a wealth of resources that explain opportunities to upgrade an existing home’s energy and resource […]
Do attic fans lower the cost of cooling your home? Are solar attic fans worth installing?
My metal roof was red, hot, and desperately needed painting. After spending some time inspecting the roof, I quickly realized how incredibly hot the red paint became even on a modestly hot spring afternoon. Why repaint the roof red since it gets so hot? I thought there must be a better solution so I started […]
Helpful videos that explain Geothermal energy and the operation of geothermal heat pumps (GHP).
Geothermal heating and cooling uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth below the ground to heat and cool…
Oilobit.com News/Source: Daimler/Stuttgart – The “ÖkoTrend” institute has declared the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and the ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC to be the most environmentally friendly cars in their class. This is what lay behind the professional journal AUTO TEST’s decision to present its “Winners in Green” awards to both Mercedes-Benz models.
How does a fuel cell work? See the list of resources below; energy tax incentives are also included. But first, I recently came across ClearEdge Power, a company that provides fuel cell-based energy systems (hot water, electricity) for both commercial and residential facilities. The concept is interesting. Here’s a brief excerpt from their website about […]
More than four years after the market launch of the current generation the smart fortwo remains on the road to success. Until today over half a million models of the innovative two-seater have been sold. And sales continue to rise: since the beginning of the year 69,073 smart fortwo have been delivered to customers around […]
Hat’s off to Family Circle for publishing an energy saving article as fall approaches; good timing. Simple energy saving solutions can result in significant savings as we all know. The article, The Heat is On: and a Plan to Lower Energy Costs, offers a simple break-down of “Light Green, Medium Green and Dark Green” energy […]