Debunking Myths About Geothermal Energy

The demand for clean energy is increasing as more people adopt eco-conscious values. The media portrays solar power as the industry leader, leaving other renewable electricity forms in the dark. Before investing in emissionless power sources, it is essential to evaluate their differences and consumer benefits.

Debunking the myths about Nuclear Energy (video)

Professor David Ruzic of the University of Illinois debunks the myths about nuclear energy in this live lecture he gave to high school seniors and college students, emphasizing the need for nuclear power and countering its common objections. Prof. Ruzic’s other videos on his Youtube channel have much more detail on each topic and this …

How can we cool things down environmentally friendly

The ability to keep food, medicines, vaccines, and our buildings cool underpins much of our modern way of life, but it is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. If the world is to meet its development goals and climate change targets over the coming decades, we need to rethink how we keep things …

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Energy Use with Technology

Many of us want energy efficiency at home not just to reduce energy bills and save money but for another reason – to help our environment. Today, most of our electricity is generated through the combustion of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, this process contributes to about 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions, leading to a lot …

Can Geothermal Energy Save Us From Climate Change?

What if an unfathomably hot, never-ending, never-varying heat source existed that could be harnessed for energy production? This heat source does exist. Right beneath our feet. The top of the Earth’s mantle hovers around 1000 degrees celsius, achieving access to it would make the efficiency of all other current energy sources pale by comparison. With …

9 reasons why climate change is best tackled through small-scale solutions

Massive amounts of public money are being mobilised to kickstart economies out of COVID-induced recessions. Many countries are allocating parts of their stimulus packages towards ensuring the recovery is green. Charlie Wilson, University of East Anglia; Caroline Zimm, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Simon De Stercke, Imperial College London

Organic solar panels: lightweight, bendy, cheaper

Today’s silicon solar panels are an industry standard, but these rigid, heavy blocks may be shunted aside by plastic rivals – lightweight, flexible solar panels that could be printed and stuck onto buildings or placed in windows or cars, turning light into electricity in locations inaccessible to their heavier cousins. The standard solar panels we …

How Home Maintenance Helps You Conserve

When we think “home maintenance,” we often dread the tedious work and costly repairs that come with these tasks. There are many times when we have old things in our homes, and some of these can cause major problems down the line. We often look at these things and end up deciding to scrap it …

Room-temperature superconductivity achieved for the first time

New York-based scientists have achieved the room-temperature superconductivity for the first time, using a hydrogen, carbon, and sulfur compound. According to the study published in Nature, the new compound operates as a superconductor at up to 15 °C (59 °F) at very high pressure (267 GPa between a pair of diamond anvils – that’s about …

How to Design a Zero-Net-Energy Home

People are starting to build more eco-conscious residences, and zero-net-energy homes are becoming increasingly popular. They can be designed in any style or size, connect to a traditional power grid, and are suitable in all climates. Their versatility makes them incredibly attractive, especially to those looking to save on their utility bills.