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How to Stop Global Warming – Ways We Can All Help

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Practical tips for all of us to reduce climate change

To figure out how to stop global warming, we need to focus less on a singular solution and more on ways that every person can contribute to a better planet. However, many of us are unsure what we can do on a daily basis to make things better. Sure, we can be more energy conscious, recycle our soda cans and cardboard, and drive our cars around less. But is that it? What else can we do to reduce climate change?Continue reading

Air Pollution: The Impact of Fossil Fuels vs Solar

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Solar does contribute to air pollution, but its emission-free electricity production negates the manufacturing process

Pollution has been around in one shape or another for as long as humans have been walking upright and building fires. Although those early campfires were unlikely to cause any real air pollution or lasting threat to the health of the planet, things have only gotten worse.

If we take a look back through history, people have long recognized air pollution as a serious threat that can shorten the lives of people around the world because they are breathing in harmful chemicals and particulates.

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What are Advantages and Disadvantages of a Hybrid Car?

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Is a car that draws power from two sources the best of both worlds?

As state and federal laws tighten on carbon emissions and the greater public becomes increasingly focused on reducing pollution and decreasing energy dependence, hybrid cars have made a big splash in the US car market. Auto manufacturers have responded to the increased demand, and new models are being released each year. But to a prospective owner, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid car?

Is it all good news with hybrids, or are there downsides to these vehicles as well? What is the difference between a hybrid car and an electric car? I’ll cover all the major aspects of these vehicles with an objective lens, breaking down the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid cars.Continue reading

The Rundown on 2017 Electric Car Costs

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Comparing the range and cost of EVs currently available

Electric vehicles (EVs) were once an oddity on the roads, but now we see them drive by with regular frequency. The numbers confirm this: sales of EVs are on the rise, jumping 37% from 2015 to 2016 in the US. If you are keen to hop on the bandwagon, your first question may be, “What does an electric car cost?”

We’ve got the the answer to that question and more. Outlined below is a rundown on all the EVs available in 2017, highlighting each car’s availability, maximum range, and efficiency, with a focus on electric car costs and value.

There’s a wide range of options to choose from, as EVs run the gamut from a low of $23,000 to upwards of $140,000 for higher end Teslas. Most, though, sit comfortably between $30k and $40k.

Of course, you generally get what you pay for. As your costs increase, you get more pampering, greater range, and better get-up-and-go.Continue reading

Roadmap to Renewability – What 100% Renewable Could Really Look Like

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How to achieve the ultimate dream of a world powered by 100% renewable energy

Over the last few years, a research team from Stanford University has published several articles detailing what our world would look like with 100% renewable energy and how we could get there. They call it a ‘roadmap’ to renewability.Continue reading

How Much is a Tesla? We’ve Got All the Answers

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If you are keen on going green, but still want to drive in luxury, what’s the impact on your wallet?

Tesla’s cars have been all the rage the past few years, as they’ve matched energy efficiency with elegance and charm. But just how much is a Tesla? Are there any financial incentives out there for buying an electric vehicle (EV)? Is it really worth the investment? Let’s take a closer look at how much a brand new Tesla would set us back.

As of July 2017, Tesla officially has 3 cars on the market, the Tesla Model S, the Tesla Model X, and the Tesla Model 3. We will break down the costs of each one separately, using only 2017 models to maintain a fair comparison.Continue reading

Geothermal Energy Costs – Breaking Down its True Price

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Generating usable energy from geothermal sources is very cost-effective

When we hear people talk about renewable energy, solar and wind power are usually the first couple sources that come to mind. But what about the others? In this article, we will focus on geothermal energy costs. Geothermal is a renewable energy source with very high potential that, in our opinion, is underrated for its generation of both electricity and heating/cooling energy. 

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Wind Energy Pros and Cons: A Comprehensive List

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Giving you all the facts about wind energy for a balanced debate

Long before giant wind turbines were invented, wind energy was used for a host of things like pumping water, grinding grain, propelling boats, etc. In fact, it is one of the oldest sources of power used by man! How does it work, and what are wind energy pros and cons?

In this article, I’ll give you an objective comparison of the benefits and drawbacks of wind energy. While there are, of course, both positives and negatives, many of them have been exaggerated or distorted for a variety of reasons. Today, I’ll also set the record straight on the hottest topics up for debate when it comes to wind energy.

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Is Nuclear Energy Renewable?

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What is nuclear energy, and is it renewable?

Renewable energy may be the buzzword of the decade, but how do we classify an energy source as actually being renewable? And is nuclear energy renewable according to this official classification? In this article, we’ll break down the elements that allow us to use the ‘R’ word, and whether we should apply it to a widely used energy source like nuclear energy.

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What Are the Real Global Warming Facts?

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What’s really going on with global warming?

Although some believe that global warming is still an opinion that is up for debate, in actuality we’ve accumulated real proof for the phenomenon – based completely on research and evidence. Climate scientists have proven over and over that climate change is real, that human activity has negatively impacted our planet, and that things might get worse if we do not make some adjustments in how we do things.

Let’s go over scientifically proven global warming facts, including what it is, how we got here, and some ideas on what we can do about it.

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