Green Cars

The EV Revolution (VIDEO)

The EV Revolution (VIDEO)

Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

A new video on climate solutions from the wonderful videographer Peter Sinclair highlights the EV revolution. Furthermore, what it really highlights is what I’ve been emphasizing as much as possible for the past year or so: the ... Read More


Recycling

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A Message About Your Water Bottle

Published on October 26th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Aquafina, Dasani, and Poland Spring are names on the water bottle that have come to evoke images of pristine waterfalls, swift cool streams, and shimmering, unspoiled mountain lakes. As well they should. These three carefully selected ... Read More


Green Cars

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New Tool Helps You Find The Right Electric Car

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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A big thanks is due to the Sierra Club, as it has just launched a new ‘pick-a-plug-in’ internet tool to help you pick the best electric car for your driving habits and needs. A lot of people aren’t ... Read More


Activism

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Durban Group Holds Bonn UN Climate Talks

Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

In Bonn, Germany, the last round of formal negotiations before December’s key climate convention in Lima, Peru, is under way. From October 20 to 25, national governments of the worldwide UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ... Read More


Business

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US Home Solar Approaching 1 Gigawatt

Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Solar market research firm NPD Solarbuzz has stated that it expects the US home solar market to reach 1 gigawatt in early 2015. At least through the end of 2016, when the solar investment tax credit (ITC) ... Read More


Green Your Life

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How Solar Power Works

Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Quickly learn how solar power works as well as a number of fun facts in the article and videos below. Solar power is taking the world by storm. The cost of solar panels has come down ... Read More


Community & Culture

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Living Off The Grid — Good Idea?

Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Living off the grid has great appeal to a lot of people. It sounds idyllic. You are no longer dependent on broader society (well, at least not for electricity). You no longer send your money to ... Read More


Business

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Advantages of Solar Energy

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Everybody knows (or should know) that solar energy is clean and green, but there are actually many advantages of solar energy. I’ll run down 11 of them here. I’d also throw in disadvantages of solar energy, but there’s basically ... Read More


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