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Clean Technica EV Report

We are very excited to announce the release of the first Clean Technica EV Report, an exclusive White Paper by our very own Zach Shahan. Zach is a clean tech expert, EV enthusiast, and Director of our site CleanTechnica, the world’s number one source for clean tech news and reporting. Zach is also an Editor and writer for our […]

January 25th

Clean Technologies For Cooling And Heating Your Home

Today there are all sorts of different systems you can have installed in order to green your home and make it more energy and water efficient, but which ones give you the best bang for your buck? After all, your home is a serious financial investment and making it as energy and water efficient as possible […]

September 15th

Aspects of Green Living in Everyday Life

Behaving in a sustainable manner doesn’t necessarily mean making extreme sacrifices and having to pay huge amounts of money for everyday products. Sure, sometimes you may have to pay a little more than normal but in most cases you are paying for quality which can prove more efficient at the end of the day. Including […]

April 9th

Five Green Surprises From Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that works to create simple, decent, and affordable to low-income families around the world. And better yet, whenever possible, they build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. Check out the list of awesome green initiatives that Habitat for Humanity has been undertaking! Eco Village values and EmpowerHouses St. Croix […]

March 28th

Saving Energy on The Joy Cardin Show

I was a guest on Wisconsin’s Public Radio’s, The Joy Cardin Show, talking about cutting energy bill and saving money in the winter.

The energy topic is very important to Wisconsinites as its average winter temperature in 2010 was 16.6 °F. So saving energy this winter is on everyone’s mind as it means saving money. And especially in this slow economy, who wouldn’t want to do everything they can to hold on to their had earned money, even if you don’t live in Wisconsin?

Here are some energy saving ideas…

November 10th

Solar Leasing Makes Solar Power Affordable

Anyone I know who is interested in solar power usually has two thing that make them tilt their head, clench their teeth and do the breathe-in hesitation- high up front costs and maintenance. It can cost a lot of money to buy solar panels, and even more to keep them in optimal shape once you […]

August 17th

NREL to See if Solar and Deserts Can Get Along

To test to see how desert ecosystems can get along with industrial-scale solar installations, NREL scientists have re-seeded native grasses under one half of the 1 MW solar installation at their National Renewable Energy Laboratory site near Boulder, Colorado. Boulder’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and environmental experts are developing best management practices that re-establish […]

June 1st

Engineered Virus Causes Tobacco Plants to Grow Solar Cells

Tobacco, once the glory crop of the South Atlantic region of the United States, has fallen in stature as health problems associated with smoking the plant have come to light.  Now tobacco may be able to redeem itself by producing solar cells, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.  By infecting tobacco […]

January 28th