7 Ways To Conserve Water And Energy When You Have A Large Family
We all know that properly insulating your home can go a long way towards saving energy and cutting your household bills, but many solutions — loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and double glazing — can break the bank to implement. That shouldn’t be an excuse to keep on wasting energy though.
Following up on my post about the rebound effect & Jevons paradox, someone commenting on that post added a lot of useful information/ideas.
While people may increase usage some after switching to a more energy-efficient technology, research has shown pretty conclusively that they don’t do so nearly enough to considerably offset the energy savings. Thus, they do end up decreasing energy usage, not increasing it, in the end.
OK, one more wrap-up this week. And perhaps our last weekly wrap-up, period. As I am thinking I will switch to daily wrap-ups instead. (Let me know if you have … [Read full article]
Grow food not fuel (biofuels), scientists say.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and Stirling Energy Systems (SES) have set a new world record for solar power generating efficiency. On Jan. 31 of this year, scientists testing a … [Read full article]