Energy Conservation Solutions

Energy Conservation is the Best Option for Solving Our Environmental and Energy Challenges. Reducing the amount of electricity and oil consumed is the most effective and affordable way to reduce carbon emissions, pollution, and dependence on foreign oil. Industrial Wind Power only adds energy to the system, it does not replace the fossil fuel burned […]

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California’s Solar Initiative

The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is the sunlight based discount program for California buyers that are clients of the financial specialist claimed utilities – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). Together with the refund program for New Solar Homes and discount programs offered through the many […]

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Energy Efficient Doors Windows

Energy Efficient Doors and Windows New and replacement doors and windows Energy-efficient doors and windows are an essential component of thorough insulation and air sealing. Replacing old doors and windows of existing buildings is the most complete method of lower heating and cooling costs and more efficient energy use. If you’re building a new home, […]

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Energy Efficient Heating

Efficient Heating Systems Upgrading a furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year with gas fuel, or 2.5 tons with oil fuel. Heating and cooling account for about 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it […]

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Energy Efficient Cooling

Efficient Cooling Systems A combination of proper insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, daylighting, shading, and ventilation will usually keep homes cool with a low amount of energy use in all but the hottest climates. Ventilation is the least expensive and most energy-efficient way to cool buildings. Ventilation works best when combined with methods to avoid […]

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Biomass

Biomass is plant matter such as trees, grasses, agricultural crops or other biological material. It can be used as a solid fuel, or converted into liquid or gaseous forms, for the production of electric power, heat, chemicals, or fuels. Sources of Biomass Wood The most common form of biomass is wood. Wood was the main […]

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Insulation Air Sealing

Air Sealing and Insulation The most effective way to reduce a building’s heating and cooling costs is through proper insulation and air-sealing techniques. In addition to making buildings more energy-efficient, these techniques also make them more comfortable. Proper moisture control and ventilation strategies will improve the effectiveness of air sealing and insulation and vice versa. […]

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Wind Power Health Problems

Human Health Problems Wind Turbine Syndrome Wind Turbine Syndrome is the clinical name Dr. Nina Pierpont has given to the constellation of symptoms experienced by many (not all) people who find themselves living near industrial wind turbines. Sleep disturbance Headache Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-uh-tus”: ringing or buzzing in the ears) Ear pressure Dizziness (a general term that includes […]

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Wind Power Environmental Problems

Wind turbines destroy ecosystems, kill birds and bats, and disturb wild animals. Local Environmental Impacts Wind plant infrastructure creates an industrial nightmare in wild and natural settings: Construction of 70ft wide access roads Installation of new transmission lines Construction of power substations Excavations and concrete for turbine foundations 4-6 acres of forest is clearcut for […]

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