We love this idea—a cold and snowy airport is the first (of many, we hope)) to install a geothermal heating system under the plane’s waiting area “‘Binghamton is the first airport in the country to use a geothermal system to heat an aircraft parking ramp,’ the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said […]
“In December 2011, the Vermont Department of Public Service adopted an ambitious comprehensive energy plan: By 2050, 90 percent of all energy used in-state would be derived from renewable power.” Read this great update and find out how are we faring. How is our (overloaded) electrical grid looking? What if we close Vermont Yankee—where will the energy […]
More than 3,000 buildings across the country competed to see who could save the most energy through a variety of conservation methods. The winner—an elementary school in Demarest, NJ, cut its energy use by an amazing 52% in a single year! The complete results are fascinating to review and resort. There is probably a building […]
Kudos to Duracell for providing charging stations and battery samples to those currently dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. New York and New Jersey were hit hard, and while there is a long road to recovery, every kind gesture is very much appreciated. Read more about how Duracell is helping out.
Predictions of heating prices rising as much as 20% this winter are scary, indeed. Oil prices will lead the pack, but natural gas and propane will hit double digit increases, too, according to this article in the New Jersey press. How much better would it be to have no reliance on fossil fuels in your […]
The US Air Force Base in New Boston, NH just dug up and threw away their heating oil tanks and installed a geothermal system. They anticipate saving $21,000 a year with this change. Not only that, the civil engineer at the base said it’s a boon in other ways, “from decreasing maintenance costs to creating […]
is a nice, succinct summary in the Wall Street Journal of the status of alternative energy subsidies that exist at both the state and federal levels, with direction on where to find out more information for your particular passion—like geothermal!
The giant retailer Ikea—the hip, affordable Swedish furniture & accessories company—opened a new store in Centennial, CO with all sorts of impressive renewable energy features. Their styles may lean towards trendy, but their building design shows genuine long-term thinking.
This is good news all around. A large geothermal power plant is beginning construction in Oregon AND providing jobs. With significant funding (and implicit blessing) from the Dept of Energy, it indicates a governmental shift, or at least a leaning, towards alternative energy: “Every day we send a billion dollars overseas to countries that often […]
“I’m no eco-warrior. There are so many hare-brain environmental schemes out there and in the whisky industry that just don’t work or are simply PR exercises. This, though, was a very interesting concept that made good business sense, ” says Bruichladdich’s owner Mark Reynier