Articles from: Electricity

What is Green Energy?

As we become more and more aware of our impact on the environment, the importance of transitioning from conventional energy resources to renewable sources is becoming clearer to consumers. Green energy is a solution to greater sustainability in our power grid, but the term is met with confusion by some, and commonly used to refer…

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Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

What Is Wind Energy? Wind energy is a renewable energy that harnesses energy generated by wind through the use of wind turbines that convert it into it into electricity. Wind technically comes from the sun as a byproduct of differences in temperature. Wind is generated from the uneven heating of the atmosphere, mountains, valleys, and…

Eco-Friendly Fashion – Time To Up Your Game

Does “eco-friendly” describe you? You’re likely particular about the organic vegetables from your neighborhood farmer’s market.  You might not stand for anything less than fair-trade, responsibly-grown beans for your morning cup o’ joe.  It’s probable you insist on driving a hybrid or electric vehicle.  Do some or all of these attributes describe you? If so,…

The Average Cost of Electricity, Country by Country

No matter where you live, paying for electricity is unavoidable.  Whether you’re in the United States, Canada, India, China, Australia or the Maldives, the cost of electricity is still present. What differs, however, is the price you’ll pay per unit (or kilowatt-hour (kWh). According to Shrink That Footprint.com, “about 80% of people in the world…

Examples to Live By: Environment Week in Canada

Lead by Example:  We hear it said all the time, and we all know that it’s one of the best ways to influence others.  The idea of leading by example is especially important when it comes to matters of national and global importance – such as promoting sustainability and the reduction of carbon emissions. In…