The recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) of 2009 contained a number of either new or expanded tax benefits on expenditures to reduce energy use or create new energy sources. The IRS encouraged individuals and businesses to explore whether they are eligible for any of the new energy tax provisions.
photo credit: greenbrokeI was thinking about concrete this past weekend because it is time to get ice melting salt before the first big winter storm. When you think about concrete, you usually think about the sidewalk, your driveway and maybe your porch, but what about your landscape? After all, concrete landscaping is extremely versatile, low [...]
photo credit: thingermejigThese days, everyone is talking about green living. There is a huge push right now for people to switch from traditional gasoline powered vehicles to those that run on alternative fuel. The fact of the matter is that alternative fuels are environmentally friendly and can actually help conserve natural resources that we use [...]
photo credit: thingermejigThe definition of sustainable development is a broad concept that implements meeting the economic, environmental, and sociopolitical needs of the present generation without endangering future generations. In the workforce companies have personal sustainability projects which brings the definition of sustainable development down to a personal level. Recycling cardboard boxes, paper, aluminum cans, plastic [...]
Mike Strizki’s home the first Solar-Hydrogen Residence in North America was completed in Hopewell, New Jersey in 2006 and features an advanced solar-hydrogen system for hydrogen production and storage that is integrated into an existing solar and geothermal system, and provides for all of the home’s energy needs. The system also includes a hydrogen fuel [...]
There’s been a lot of pressure lately to open up protected areas for oil drilling. But common sense says drilling is not the answer. Switching is. Switching to 100% clean, renewable electricity within 10 years. Watch our latest ad below (it will be airing during the Olympics). It shows Americans how we will make the [...]
Lynn over at OrganicMania and a few select Eco Mom’s from around the blogosphere are joining forces to target global warming. On Monday they will all post articles about global warming in a carnival of “Green Mom’s”. And the fact is, most “Green Mom” bloggers have only skirted the issue of global warming. Sure, we [...]
After a successful pilot program, Honolulu has decided to ramp up recycling by adding curbside service to 39,000 more residences come November and adding communities incrementally until 160,000 homes have collections in 2010. The initial price tag on bins for the curbside recycling program’s start-up will be $23.4 million, but in the long run, taxpayers [...]
The Navy said a nuclear-powered submarine leaked minimally radioactive water while traveling to Japan, Guam and Hawai’i over several months. The total radioactivity released into the environment from the USS Houston at each stop was less than one half a microcurie, U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. Scott Gureck said. “That’s a negligible amount, equal to [...]
Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is a method for generating electricity which uses the temperature difference that exists between deep and shallow waters of the ocean to run a heat engine. More information can be found on Wikipedia.