New Mexico “SuperStation” could link major power grids – 4170th Edition
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A new idea for a large substation based in Clovis, New Mexico has the potential to solve one of the biggest hurdles to clean energy growth:  transmission.  The SuperStation, as its being called, would link the three largest grids – the east, west and Texas – allowing renewable energy producers to sell electricity across the country instead of just within their own grid.

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The basic setup of the SuperStation would be a huge substation using superconducting cables to transmit electricity.  The cables would carry 5 GW of electricity to and from the substation where it …

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Weekly Tune-up / Check-up Series – 4th Installement – 4169th Edition

Another check on your house includes the drafty windows.

Did you know that a 1/8th of an inch crack all the way around a doorway creates the same air loss as a 6 inch square hole in the middle of your door?

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Properly sealing up your windows and doorways using weather-stripping eliminates drafts and keeps the heated or conditioned air you pay for from escaping. There are many options available for homeowners to do this yourself.

Check out the Department of Energy for more information on the different types and materials of weather-stripping.

Here’s a …

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Solar powered e-reader makes e-books eco-friendlier – 4168th Edition

A recent study by the Cleantech Group revealed the much lower environmental impact of e-readers – specifically the Kindle – compared to traditional publishing, but the devices still require charging from the grid. LG’s new e-reader takes care of that:  it’s outfitted with its own integrated solar panel, allowing it to run on clean, renewable, solar power.

The thin-film panel is 10 cm wide and just .7mm thick, adding only 20 grams to the product.  The panel is 9.6 percent efficient and needs 4.5 hours of sunlight to juice the device for an entire day.…

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Changing Habits To Save Energy

In order to effectively save energy, it is really important to make small little changes to your lifestyle. Most of these changes are so small that you wont even notice as they are set into your lifestyle, and yet they make a ton of a difference when it comes to conserving energy.

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Let me give you an example. By changing something as simple as the way you dress up, you could find yourself saving more energy than you ever imagined. Dress lightly in the summertime to help you save on air conditioning costs, and wear …

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Home Energy Saving Tips

Everyday as we see, there is a greater amount of awareness regarding the ill-effects of un-monitored fuel and power consumption. Even as we speak,  people all over the world have started putting a greater pressure on their respective governments to promote greener industries and fuels in order to reverse some of the damage caused to the environment by the incessant burning of fuels, consumption of energy and other such human activities.

However, as far as the environment is concerned, there is one simple fact which we, more often than not, simply overlook. That is, we …

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