Category Archives: Solar Power

Take the Sustainable Energy Challenge | Lyfestyle Media

Terence Lem of Lyfestyle Media produced this video of Randy Jackson who discusses sustainable energy solutions using today’s technology. To help get you started, here is a Solar Calculator and a link to a detailed comparison of electric cars on the market … Continue reading

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America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008 : Greentech Media

America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008 : Greentech Media. Also in 2014, new domestic solar jobs were added at a pace twenty times faster than the broader economy, bringing total jobs to 173,807. And a new solar … Continue reading

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Debate: Can America Get to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050? : Greentech Media

There is lots of interesting information presented in this debate between Mark Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and Eric Dennis, a senior fellow at the Center for Industrial Progress. Debate: Can America Get to … Continue reading

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Switching from Winter Grade to Summer Grade Energy

Diving our electric car, we just smile and drive by the gas stations as the price of gasoline gyrates around.  Have you noticed how the cost of gasoline has gone from$2.40 to $3.40 per gallon lately as refineries are switching … Continue reading

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Keystone XL Pipeline, Not

There is much being said about the Keystone XL Pipeline: job creation, energy security, oil spills from pipelines, open pit mining for oil, several barrels of water required for each barrel of oil, heat(energy) and chemicals are needed to separate … Continue reading

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Where Do We Get Energy From?

Where do we get energy from?  Most people believe we get it from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas or that we get it from corn, sugar cane, and plant-based oils or that we get it from wind, waves and … Continue reading

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TEDx Video – Leadership, Innovation and the “Impossible” House | Green Idea House

If you watch just one TEDx video this year, this is the one to watch.  Robert’s level of thinking on sustainable solutions goes far beyond solar power systems and electric cars.  He has also eliminated the need for natural gas … Continue reading

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Neil Young – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)” – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Central

Who’s Gonna Stand Up? and Save the Earth by Neil Young and Steven Colbert’s interview of Neil Young. Neil Young – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)” – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Central. Neil … Continue reading

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Austin, TX Making Solar a ‘Default’ Generation Resource : Greentech Media

Austin, Texas Passes a New Law Making Solar a ‘Default’ Generation Resource : Greentech Media.  The 800 megawatt solar power generation capability coming online in Austin, TX over the next few years, is a “hedge against natural gas prices” If … Continue reading

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Thank You Elon Musk

Guest post by Deb First, let me say Thank- you Elon Musk.  Because of you I have the ability to drive the most awesome car (the Tesla Model S) and I am not paying for gasoline, but instead I am driving … Continue reading

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