Friday, 30 July 2010 09:01

Change Your Fuel... Change Your World

Wow, I just saw this movie and I highly recommend it! Fuel was released on June 22, 2010 on DVD and is an in-depth personal journey of Josh Tickell (filmmaker & eco-evangelist) who spent 11 years making it! He takes us on a journey around the world trying to find different solutions to Americ's addiction/dependency to oil. He highlights different issues such as our overwhelming national debt, our insatiable demand for energy, and our shrinking economy while explaining the way out of the mess we're in. He explains how to replace all of the oil we now use, while creating environmentally friendly…
Wow, I saw this on the BBC web site, and thought I'd share it.  This BBC article discusses how two US companies will be given a large amount of money to help jump-start our solar industry. The money that will be given to these two companies will come from a government stimulus find that is designed to boost the economy during the recession, one of which will use the money to create the world's largest parabolic trough plant as well as the first solar plant in the US with molten salt thermal energy storage. This initiative will not only provide jobs,…
Some use the terms power and energy interchangeably... However, these terms represent very different, but related concepts. Power is the rate at which energy is consumed, expressed in watts or kilowatts. Energy is the amount of power consumed, expressed in watt-hours or kilowatt-hours (kWh). To understand energy use, and consequently our utility bills, we must factor in the amount of power devices and appliances use and how long we use them. Let’s look at the example of a typical light fixture outside your front door with a 60 watt light bulb. Sixty watts is the amount of power the lamp consumes, or the rate at which the lamp uses energy. If you run a 60…
While offshore oil and gas drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, most hazardous and expensive way to produce energy - investing in clean energy would create four times as many jobs as investing the same amount of money in oil. We need energy efficiency coupled with new, advanced, sophisticated, clean renewable energy technologies such as solar energy. What we can do is thank Florida Senators Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson for their continued strong opposition to drilling and spilling oil on America’s best beaches, drilling that would ruin our state’s number one economic resource: our beach sand. People in other states can help by getting their Senators…

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