In Stockholm, roughly 90 percent of the population lives within 300 meter proximity from a designated green area to allow for better quality of life, including recreation, water purification, enhanced biodiversity, ecology, and noise reduction. Stockholm’s main ambition is to be a totally fossil fuel-free city by the year 2050. (more…)
If the public could have its way, Australia would be 100 per cent powered with alternative energy.
This is the main finding of a recent survey carried out by campaigners who interviewed 14,000 people across the country.
Researchers in Japan have developed microchip technology that eliminates energy consumption in electronic devices while in so-called “standby” mode.
While most electronic devices, including televisions and personal computers, now require circuits to be powered continuously to assure instant startup, the (more…)
The cost of living is rising and sadly, most of our salaries are staying the same. When it’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet at the end of every month, cutting spending by any means necessary is a must. But this doesn’t mean that your green credentials have to go out the window: quite the (more…)
One of my least favorite things to do is go grocery shopping. I’m usually there at the worst times (right after work, along with the rest of the population of Vancouver), I usually forget my list (and subsequently all the items of which I’m most in need), and I almost always end up in line behind someone (more…)
Stanford researchers are developing interactive software that they say will provide insight into the energy decisions consumers make each day and ultimately encourage them to significantly improve the energy efficiency of their homes and offices.
The program aims to collect data from so-called (more…)
The League of Green Embassies was created by the United States Department of State. It was established as an initiative to promote international cooperation for clean technologies and energy efficiency. There are three major objectives of the League of Green Embassies are, “To advance the Presidential (more…)
Let’s be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and (more…)
There is a corner of the Federal government that, unless you are as data obsessed as I am, you never knew existed. For the part 25 years, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has collected baseline data on commercial building energy usage, known as CBECS. CBECS is the only government source of (more…)