You don’t need a special contractor to make your home more energy efficient. In most cases, it takes less than two hours to perform a few home "hacks" (detailed below) that can save anyone, from dorm-dwellers to apartment renters to homeowners, upwards of $135 a year.
Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea, which might help drive down costs of wind power.
A zero-carbon home in England’s East Sussex runs entirely on clean power and generates more energy than it consumes, bringing in a net income of £2650 ($3,300 USD) per year.
From properly insulating your home to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways we can help reduce global carbon emissions.
Why not take one easy energy-saving step in 2017, and then feel good about having achieved it for the rest of the year? These helpful tips will help get you started.
GREEN HOUSE: When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, are heat pumps or high-efficiency gas furnaces a better way to heat your home?
FACT: During the short period that holiday lights are used each year, they consume enough energy to power 200,000 homes for a year.
THROWING SHADE: A new study from The Nature Conservancy suggests that planting trees in cities can result in cooler temperatures, which can save up to 48 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and avoid up to 13 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, reducing air pollution for millions of urban residents.
Money-saving gadgets: Go green & save money with smart lighting, smart heating, hybrid computers & more
GET SMART(ER): Technology is often expensive and relentless to keep up with, but these smart gadgets can help us be more efficient in our energy use – and save money!