COVID-19 has brought the creation of green energy from fossil fuels to breaking points. Global energy demand dropped to record low levels due to lockdown in the entire country. The IEA has predicted that total energy demand decreased by 6 percent, and energy-based emissions will decrease by 8 percent for 2020. Oil demand is expected to drop 9 percent and coal for 8% year, while crude oil reaches record-low rates.
Previous green energy crises offer insight into what happens when the oil price drops and how the use of fossil fuels has consequently bounced. But this crisis is different since it is demand-led. The scale of the decrease in demand, the rate of change, and how widespread it’s been have generated a radical shift that appears to be more than a temporary short-term fall in demand for fossil fuels, especially in the power sector.… Read More
The issue of climate change is a hot topic across the globe, and many countries believe that they should take action to combat it. Many studies indicate that climate change is a result of global warming that in turn is caused by human activity.
Activities like industrialization and the use of fossil fuels in different sectors across the economy contribute to the emission of greenhouse gasses. These gases form a shield over time in the space and trap heat which leads to warming of the earth. The phenomenon of global warming has adverse effects such as rising seas, droughts as well as floods in different parts of the globe.… Read More
Many concerns can keep us awake at night. We worry about finances, work-related stress and family woes. We consider the state of the world, politically and environmentally. What we don’t always realize is that one solution for improving our environmental conscious is right beneath us as we sleep.
We could swap out our mattress for something a little more eco-friendly. For example, a movement towards inflatable beds could dramatically reduce the number of petrochemicals consumed in memory foam mattress construction. There are a few more ways to do this. While some favor the idea of latex foam, others see greater potential in PVC-free inflatable beds, bamboo, and even wool.
This guide will look at the following issues and solutions for greener mattresses.… Read More
The fight against climate change requires everyone to do their part – from individuals to major corporations. It is widely acknowledged that improved energy use, renewable energy sources, recycling, and other green initiatives can help with carbon-neutral goals. Much of the focus here falls upon homeowners and big business.
We sometimes overlook the fact that massive facilities like universities, airports, and hospitals need to go green too. Thankfully, many hospitals have heard the call, and a select few are ahead of the game. Some impressive medical facilities across the US offer some valuable lessons.… Read More
Green homes are the pinnacle of modern living for many eco-friendly homeowners. Some are happy enough with green energy, water recycling and other green solutions within a modern home.
For others, the idea of the eco-friendly hobbit home is more appealing. This design comes from a company in the US called Green Magic Homes, although others are sure to follow suit. The appeal increased with the added promise that it is highly eco-friendly and will be up in just three days… Read More
Finally, it is here; the historical and incredibly groundbreaking Block Island Wind Farm, Americas first offshore wind farm has completed its testing phase and is ready for action.
Based in Rhode Island, the sole purpose of this offshore wind farm is the delivery of clean, reliable energy to the New England power grid on a continuous basis and the nation could not be more excited for this first of many offshore wind farms to be up and running.
Deepwater Wind, as well as their team of engineers and technicians, are the brains and brawn behind this amazing project. Thanks to their incredible innovation and ingenuity, the Block Island Wind Farm will be spinning its five massive turbines for years to come, alongside many other wind farms that will be built along the East Coast.… Read More
The International Builders Show (IBS) happened on January 10th-12th, 2016 in Orlando, FL and it attracted participants from all over the world. Innovation, good designs, builders/consumer-friendly, and functionality were the parameters used by the judges to determine winners in various categories.
The following is the list of the finalists and the winners of the best green technology & green building products category.… Read More
When it comes to green living, not many people consider the kind of mattress they are sleeping on. They will change most other things in the house to be more eco-friendly and forget the one place where they spend most of their time, the bed.
But there are environmental hazards and personal health dangers lurking in traditional mattresses. These dangers are also in some of the extremely popular home-delivery mattresses like the recently-famous Casper mattress, Saatva, and Tuft & Needle.… Read More
For several years now, advocates of the use of drones have cited precision agriculture—the management of crops that uses big data and GPS —as a method of boosting profits and crop yields while resolving food and water crises.
There are drones for sale today being used for agriculture in a wide variety of countries including Brazil, Canada, Australia and Japan.
Ag drones save farmers money by preventing the unnecessarily overuse of resources such as herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides and at the same time reduce the amount of runoff that flows into the streams and rivers that are close to their farms.
Unfortunately, all the hype that has been surrounding the use of drones has not had a substantial effect on the agriculture business in United States, at least, until recently.
American agriculture is incredibly resource intensive, particularly dependent on petroleum products that are processed into nitrogen rich fertilizer. Water use is also incredibly intensive.… Read More