Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.

Air-Source Heat Pumps

By Paul Scheckel

High efficiency air source heat pumps are proving their worth for cold climate heating and cooling.


Let It Shine: Solar Heat for Gardening

By John Perlin

The invention of clear window glass allowed the ancient Romans to trap solar energy to enhance their gardening techniques to grow vegetables out of season and exotic non-native plants in Rome. A thousand years later, empire builders in Europe rediscovered the trapping of solar heat with clear window glass so they as well could enjoy the foreign plants in their own back yard and grow native vegetables throughout the year.


Eco vs. Ego: Giving Up Activities That Hurt the Environment

By David Glenn

For many people, going green seems like a daunting task, but in reality, a few simple lifestyle changes is all you need.


Earn Green By Going Green

By Cindy Nawilis

Tips for solar advocates to invest money smartly and be part of the growing solar market


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Let It Shine: Making Fire from the Sun

By John Perlin

Chinese archaeologists have recently found the oldest solar device – a bronze concave mirror – capable of almost instantaneously making fire from sunlight.


Avoiding Disaster: Why We Need Green Development

By Luke Maguire Armstrong

But what happens if progress in poverty’s eradication far-outpaces green energy solutions? Two of the most important issues of our century — clean energy and poverty eradication - are potentially mutually exclusive, if development efforts do not factor in increased consumption that will occur.



3 Reasons Why We Haven't Switched to Alternative Energy

By David Glenn

Alternative energy has become a hot topic in recent years as we try and work towards more sustainable resources. Whether we'll get there or not remains to be seen.