energy

Rechargeable and disposable batteries – the environmental impact

September 4th, 2013.
Rechargeable batteries are definitely better for the bank balance; but what about the environment? And where can they be recycled once they're worn out? Learn more in this article. Read more [...]

Natural Gas And The Environment

August 18th, 2013.
With the turning against coal fired power generation, electricity generated via the combustion of natural gas is becoming more prevalent. Just how environmentally friendly is natural gas? Read more [...]

Seasonal Energy Storage

July 12th, 2013.
Seasonal Energy Storage is a fancy term relating to something humanity has been doing for a very long time - burning wood and other biomass. Seasonal Energy Storage could play an important role in a renewable energy future. Read more [...]

Air conditioner choices and tips for staying cool inside

July 3rd, 2013.
Pick up some green tips for keeping your house, your pets and yourself cool through a sweltering summer and points to consider when choosing and using an air conditioner. Read more [...]

Energy Efficiency – tips for saving electricity

May 30th, 2013.
Energy efficiency is the low hanging fruit of greenhouse gas reduction. By taking a little care with how we use electricity in our homes, we not only lighten the load on the environment, but we can save cash too. Read more [...]

Portable evaporative air conditioner – MightyKool

May 7th, 2013.
An electricity and water miser, the MightyKool from Swampy Cooling Systems is a portable evaporative air conditioner designed with energy efficiency and off grid living in mind. Nearly 4 years on and I still think it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. Read more [...]

Heating Pads – Save Money & Slash Carbon Emissions

April 22nd, 2013.
Suffer from cold feet? You might be able to avoid energy-sucking space heaters by using a heating pad. Read more [...]

Blackout curtains – save energy and carbon emissions

January 10th, 2013.
Whether it's winter or summer, blackout curtains can help you save cash on cooling and heating bills - and every bit of energy you save means a little less impact on the environment. Read more [...]

How stuff is recycled

November 22nd, 2012.
We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we're lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling - but what happens after the waste has left our hands? A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same. Read more [...]

Organic Material And Oil

November 19th, 2012.
How much organic matter is needed to create a gallon of crude oil (petroleum)? Literally a truckload - actually, many truckloads. Read more [...]