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Solar Expansion: A Cinderella Story

Plunging costs have made solar power an economical option for producing energy without the unwanted byproduct of greenhouse gas emissions. Solar technology was once deemed too expensive to even make an impact on carbon reduction. However, now that the technology costs...

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reach a New High in 2012

Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to increase every year, threatening our environment. 2012 was no different as emissions reached new highs according to a Huffington Postarticle written by Tom Miles. Efforts to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius are...

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Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

At CarbonFund.org their motto is “Reduce what you can, offset what you can’t” and they’ve offered some simple ways for individuals to do just that (1). From driving your car to planning your wedding, their article “How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint” offers many ways...

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eNow’s Solar Solution for a Zombie Apocalypse

According to the International Business Times (1), a few weeks is all it would take to survive a zombie apocalypse. National Wildlife Federation naturalist, David Mizejewski, predicts that wildlife animals would take on most of the grunt work. He says zombies would be...

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Transportation Initiatives for a Greener Environment

I came across an article last week from The Sacramento Bee (1) that discusses an initiative backed by eight governors to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roadways within a dozen years. According to this article, California, Connecticut, Maryland,...

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Solar Power on the Battlefield

In the past year the U.S. Department of Defense has spent more than $20 billion on energy and has consumed over five billion gallons of oil according to an article released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) (1). The military has redirected its focus...

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Extending Battery Life Cycles

In their September 2013 edition, Fleet Equipment Magazine features an article (1) discussing tips for extending battery life cycles.  This article stresses the importance of taking “A proactive approach to battery maintenance,” and how this approach can “extend...

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Solar Energy Tax Credits

Are your thinking about installing a new renewable energy system in your business? There is good news . . . there are some tax benefits that will reduce a good portion of the cost of buying and installing the new system.  This is done through an income tax credit and...

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