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Extroverts Are Found Least Likely To Be 'Living Green,' New Study Says

Extroverts Are Found Least Likely To Be ‘Living Green,’ New Study Says Extroverts were found to be the least likely group to adopt a green lifestyle in a new study. Extroverts are the least likely to adopt a green lifestyle, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth Business School.The study examined people over the age of 50 to try and see if personality type affects how green a person actually is. The results concluded that those who had “open” personalities were the most green and extroverts were the least. The study’s findings, published in the journal Futures, by study authors Sianne Gordon-Wilson and Pratik Modi, call for greater attempts by government and advertisers to step up green education …

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Easy Ways to Save Energy at Work

By Karen Canas Saving energy isn’t always about huge changes. You don’t have to be a city planner or engineer installing a hydrodelectric dam to make a big difference in energy consumption. One of the best ways you can be a smart energy user is to take your regular practices to work. Whether you work in an office building, a school or an industrial power plant, chances are good you can make changes and get your co-workers on the bandwagon to conserve energy like never before. Taking the time to make a few small changes in your workplace can make a huge difference in the long run, ElectricCompanies.com reports. Recycling Recycling plays a huge role in developing sustainable cities, towns and …

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Vents, Cycles, Hums and Volts: Energy Providers’ Banquet

Save money from your energy provider

By Laura Galloway Some states in the U.S. have deregulated energy distribution, making it easy to choose from which supplier you receive your energy in those states. Accordingly, www.saveonenergy.com writes what the consumer is really doing is selecting an energy vendor to supply power to their retailer. The retailer, or electric company, then sends the electricity to the consumer’s home. Deregulation gives consumers the opportunity to buy energy at a lower cost or from a company they prefer doing business with. Shopping for bargains Here’s what to look for when comparison shopping for the best deal on electricity: Watch your energy consumption at home by reviewing the meter and electric bills. Know when the peak times of use are and how …

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Modernizing Your Home: Five Ways to Make Your Home More Green

Greening your home in five simple steps

By Kandace Heller As more people embrace a green lifestyle, they are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Fortunately, there are several ways a homeowner can improve the energy efficiency of his house. By using the latest green technologies, you can reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs. In some cases, you can even get tax credits or rebates for making such home improvements. Replace old windows In older homes, there are often air leaks around the windows. Older windows are also often single pane glass. By replacing all the windows in your home with new Energy Star rated windows, you keep your home more comfortable while lowering your energy bills. You can get double or …

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Infographic: Solar Power’s Limitless Possibilities

This infographic gives an interesting look at just how much power the sun puts out, and what that potential energy could mean to the US and the world if it was harnessed.

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The Effects of the Drought on Sustainable Energy in the U.S.

How drought effects the production of sustainable energy in the US

By Matthew Speer In July 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) issued its first mandate for the inclusion of renewable, alternative energy sources in transportation fuels sold in the US. At that time, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), roughly 16 percent of the contiguous United States was experiencing “moderate to severe drought.” The administration’s most recent figures (June 2012) estimate that 33 percent of the contiguous United States is experiencing “severe to extreme” drought. In layman’s terms, that’s a whole lot more drought. And it’s already making the well-intentioned RFS, which was expanded with the Energy and Independence Security Act of 2007, look less than effective at achieving its primary goal: reducing the American dependence on …

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Infographic: Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels – Comparing Subsidies

Comparing fossil fuel subsidies with those of renewable energy

Fossil fuel subsidies Some complain that there isn’t a level playing field between renewable energy and fossil fuel because of subsidies. We agree. Click for larger image, read about this infographic at Good Magazine  

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New Zinc Anode Battery System Saves In Energy Costs and the Environment

Zinc Anode battery system may cut energy and environmental costs

Researchers at the CUNY Energy Institute have developed a rechargeable zinc anode battery system that helps cut down on daytime energy costs.

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Infographic: Solar Growth In US

An interesting infographic looking at the growth of the US solar market. This blogger does not see this trend decreasing – how about you? Infographic Courtesy: Spheral Solar Solar Cells

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The Value of Integrating Solar Panels into Your Home’s Design

Integrating solar panels into your home design begins with a few basic planning steps

Guest Post by Madeline Binder Solar energy is rapidly being integrated into American culture as an accessible source of low cost electricity. However, many people are intimidated about converting their homes to a solar energy home. There are two problem that really are keeping people from converting to solar energy, (1) ignorance about the process and (2) concerns about the aesthetics of the panels. Getting to Know Solar Energy The first problem that is keeping Americans from converting en mass to solar energy is a simple lack of common knowledge about solar energy. People are concerned about the price and the practicality of converting to solar energy. Fortunately, both concerns can easily be resolved. What you first need to know …

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