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Ikea To Sell Solar Panels

Ikea To Sell Solar Panels

Thatcher Michelsen September 30, 2013 0

In order to tap into the growth of the renewable energy market, Swedish furniture giant Ikea will begin selling solar panels at its British stores

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The Promise Of Rooftop Farms

The Promise Of Rooftop Farms

Thatcher Michelsen September 27, 2013 0

Rooftop farming continues to grow in popularity, as residents of crowded cities with high rents who want to have local farms have been able to realize this dream by occupying the otherwise empty rooftops

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Radfan Wins First Annual EarthHack Competition

Radfan Wins First Annual EarthHack Competition

Thatcher Michelsen September 27, 2013 0

Radfan, a UK startup that has developed a fan for radiators to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, has won the first annual EarthHack, a competition that pits teams of designers against each other

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Drivers Willing To Pay More For Carbon Emissions Reductions

Drivers Willing To Pay More For Carbon Emissions Reductions

Thatcher Michelsen September 25, 2013 0

Policymakers often argue that the cost of reducing carbon emissions and averting global warming is great to be worth the effort

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Can The World Run On Renewable Energy Within 20-40 Years?

Can The World Run On Renewable Energy Within 20-40 Years?

Thatcher Michelsen September 24, 2013 0

One of the perceptions of renewable energy that environmental advocates often work to eliminate is that technologies like solar, wind and other forms of clean power are prohibitively expensive

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Expiration Dates On Food Labels Leading To Waste

Expiration Dates On Food Labels Leading To Waste

Thatcher Michelsen September 23, 2013 0

Most Americans judge the freshness of food not by tasting or sniffing it, but by looking at the expiration or "sell by" date printed on the packaging

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Does Energy Efficiency Increase Home Values?

Does Energy Efficiency Increase Home Values?

Thatcher Michelsen September 20, 2013 0

It's hard to argue with the fact that efficiency improvements for your home are a good investment

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Portland Planning Dense Communities

Portland Planning Dense Communities

Thatcher Michelsen September 19, 2013 0

Portland has experienced considerable growth in the last decade, and as a result city planners are trying to spur development that encourages new residents to live in denser communities

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Find Out What Your House Needs With A Home Energy Audit

Find Out What Your House Needs With A Home Energy Audit

Thatcher Michelsen September 18, 2013 0

We spend a lot of time on this blog providing advice on green living and how to improve the energy efficiency of your home, but each house is different, and your particular residence may

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New York Trying Out New All-Electric Bus

New York Trying Out New All-Electric Bus

Thatcher Michelsen September 17, 2013 0

New York is typically the testing ground for revolutionary new public transit options, and their new all-electric bus pilot program is in keeping with this trend

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