Leasing vs. Owning a PV System:  What's Best for Homeowners 27Apr
2016

Leasing vs. Owning a PV System: What's Best for Homeowners

For homeowners who want to transition to solar electricity, there is no better time than the present. 2015 was the biggest year ever for PV installations in the United States, and the residential sector in particular...
Making Your Home Water-Smart

Making Your Home Water-Smart

17 April 2016
Whether you’re on- or off-grid, household water-saving strategies are a smart idea, both from a resource- and energy-savings standpoint. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “the...

Whether you’re on- or off-grid, household water-saving strategies are a smart idea, both from a resource- and energy-savings standpoint. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “the average household spends as much as $500 per year” on water and sewer bills. By changing the way water is used, the EPA estimates that the average household could whittle their water expenses by about 30%. The EPA says that if water-saving appliances were used in every household, “more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion per year” would be saved.

Getting Started with Home Efficiency

Getting Started with Home Efficiency

16 April 2016
Achieving an energy-efficient household means reducing its energy consumption by using efficient appliances and implementing energy-savings strategies. An example is to swap out incandescent lightbulbs with compact...

Achieving an energy-efficient household means reducing its energy consumption by using efficient appliances and implementing energy-savings strategies. An example is to swap out incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescents (CFs) or LEDs, and boosting insulation levels in your home.

Audit: EPA lax guarding drinking water from energy waste

Audit: EPA lax guarding drinking water from energy waste

12 April 2016
A federal review has faulted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not adequately safeguarding drinking water supplies from the increasing amount of wastewater generated by the oil and gas industries,...

A federal review has faulted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not adequately safeguarding drinking water supplies from the increasing amount of wastewater generated by the oil and gas industries, which ramped up production over the last 15 years or so.

Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle, Reports Physicians for Social Responsibility
11 April 2016

Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle, Reports Physicians for Social Responsibility

Source: http://www.psr.org/news-events/press-releases/coal-pollution-damages-human-health.html

Washington, DC -  November 18, 2009 – Physicians for Social Responsibility today released a groundbreaking medical report, "Coal's Assault on Human Health," which takes a new look at the devastating impacts of coal on the human body.  By examining the impact of coal pollution on the major organ systems of the human body, the report concludes that coal contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S. and is responsible for increasing the incidence of major diseases already affecting large portions of the U.S. population.  A copy of the full report can be found at http://www.psr.org/coalreport.

Ohio's renewable energy portfolio standard
11 April 2016

Ohio's renewable energy portfolio standard

Ohio law contains a renewable energy portfolio standard that requires that 12.5 percent of electricity sold by Ohio’s electric distribution utilities or electric services companies must be generated from renewable energy sources by 2027. Additionally, of the 12.5 percent, at least 0.5 percent must come from solar sources.

Linkages between sustainable energy policies and better public health
11 April 2016

Linkages between sustainable energy policies and better public health

Improving access to low-emission, 2 renewable, and modern energy technologies both in the home and
the community can benefit health and contribute to long term goals of sustainability. Notably, the
inefficient combustion of fossil fuels and biomass for energy purposes is the major cause of climate
change. Air pollution, often due to inefficient modes of energy production, distribution, and
consumption, is a large and growing cause of environmental health risks. Some indicative statistics:

What is Solar Electricity?
6 April 2016

What is Solar Electricity?

Photovoltaic (PV) modules make electricity from sunlight, and are marvelously simple, effective, and durable. They sit in the sun and, with no moving parts, can run your appliances, charge your batteries, or make energy for the utility grid.

Commercial Renewable Energy Solutions

Commercial Renewable Energy Solutions

Your Renewable Energy project need not be expensive, complicated or disruptive. We pride ourselves on giving a professional consultancy and recommending the most appropriate Renewable Energy...
Solar Leasing 101

Solar Leasing 101

If you're like most Americans, you like the idea of solar power, but much like early adopters of electric vehicles and fuel cell technology, the up front cost is often enough to keep the average...
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