How to Cut the Carbon Footprint of Your Office

“Carbon footprint” seems to be one of those buzzwords we’ve been seeing all over the internet lately.  We read about the terrible effects our carbon footprints have on the environment…

5 Ways to Stay Sustainable for Halloween

In case you haven’t noticed by the thousands of pumpkin flavored foods now available (some being rather questionable), we’ve officially entered Fall. If you’re like me, this colorful season of…

Fracking Up Ohio, One Earthquake At A Time

I recently wrote about the link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and earthquakes. Scientists and environmentalists are concerned about the side effects of fracking and what it might be doing to…

Energy-Efficient States: Where Does Yours Rank?

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Hawaiian Wave Power Project Making A Splash!

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced in May 2014 that it will allocate $10 million in wave power projects at Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay. This is one of the…

Consumers Unsatisfied with Musk’s D

Perhaps the launch was premature, or there was simply too much hype, but the reveal of Tesla’s D proved dissatisfying to consumers on October 9th. Much suspense arose surrounding the…

ComEd to Begin Residential Demand Response in 2015

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) is officially enrolling customers in its residential demand response program.  By volunteering to reduce electricity consumption during specified peak hours, ComEd customers will earn a $1 bill…

Manufacturers Gear Up for More Energy Efficiency

The Better Plants Program recently recognized eleven manufacturers for their efforts in reducing energy consumption. The energy-efficiency based government initiative enrolls businesses that commit to reducing their energy intensity by…