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EarthTalk: Vampire Loads and TV Set Top Boxes

Set top boxes are one of the biggest energy vampires in the home

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off?  — Sam Winston, Metarie, LA We hear a lot about how much energy modern day flat screen TV sets consume, but the innocuous set-top boxes that drive them, along with their built-in digital video recorders, may be even more to blame. A recent analysis conducted by the consulting firm Ecos on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that “the average new cable high-definition digital …

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Blade Tailpipe Emissions Filter: Stick This On Your Tailpipe! (And It Will Smoke a Lot Less!)

The blade tailpipe emissions filter reduces particulate pollution and CO2 emissions

So you can’t afford to go out and buy one of the new eco-friendly electric cars, and biking just isn’t cutting it? Well, this new gadget might be just the answer for you. It’s called Blade,  from EcoOptimized, and it’s a relatively inexpensive way to decrease carbon dioxide emissions on your existing car. How does it work? The device attaches to your car’s exhaust pipe (you’ll need to pay someone to install it) and acts as a filtration system for all the junk that comes out of your car. Manufacturers claim that it will drastically reduce particle emissions which cause smoke and soot that can damage your health and the environment. Up to a 12 percent decrease in carbon dioxide emission …

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Why Window Tinting Is The “In” Way for Going Green

Window Tinting is an easy step toward energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction

Guest Post by Jared Diamond As the world economy continues to lag, cost cutting, more than a trendy activity, is an emerging necessity for most.  When one considers the expenses of homeownership, the expenditures mercilessly pile.  From mortgages, property tax, maintenance and bills, any sort of expense reduction measure is a highly welcomed dose of relief.  What many are unaware is that one of the best-kept secrets in cost reduction happens to be the “in” way for going green in 2012.  Consider the climate that will surely accompany the upcoming year and this reality grows ever apparent. When window tinting is installed, it acts as a barrier between exterior elements and the home’s interior.  On top of absorbing potentially hazardous …

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