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The Bill-Cutting Magic of Tidying Up Your Home's Energy Waste

Efficiency News - 11 часов 7 минут назад

World-famous organizing expert Marie Kondo and her new Netflix show “Tidying Up” have inspired many to declutter their homes and lives. But tidying up doesn’t just apply to your clothes and belongings. While Kondo provides advice on straightening out your room, here are some tips on how to tidy up your energy use:

  1. Change out your lightbulbs. LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last 25 times longer! If you’ve still got incandescent bulbs in your home, it’s time to do as Marie would: thank them for their service and let them go.
  2. Reduce your standby power. If an appliance or device is switched off but still plugged in to your home, it may still continue to use power, known as standby or vampire energy, which can account for up to 10 percent of your household’s electric bill. While you purge your belongings of what you don’t need, consider adding a power strip to the list of things you do need. Flipping the power strip off while you’re not using the devices will reduce the standby power of all items plugged into the strip. 
  3. Clean out your dryer. To trim energy spent on cleaning your clothes, make sure to clean out the dryer lint screen, screen slot, and dryer vent to ensure proper air circulation and efficient drying. Cleaning the lint screen before every load of laundry can save an average of $34 annually.
  4. Get rid of drafts. Ask yourself, “do cold drafts of air in the middle of winter spark joy for me?” We’re pretty sure we know the answer. Identifying and addressing air leakage is a smart way to keep your home warm and cut down on energy costs spent on heating. Caulking, weather-stripping, and other approaches can help save households hundreds of dollars on energy annually.

With these simple tips, you will be well on your way to tidying your home’s energy waste – and trimming your energy bills!

Treadmills That Generate Electricity May Be Headed For Your Gym

As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy, there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t being harnessed: calories.

Treadmills That Generate Electricity May Be Headed For Your Gym

As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy, there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t being harnessed: calories.

Digitalizing Wind Power: Myths, Challenges and Approaches

Digitalization has become a worldwide focus and the race to become the global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly competitive, with many countries, including Canada, China, and the UK releasing strategies in the last twenty months to promote the use and development of AI.

Offshore Wind: Is The Future In Taiwan At Risk?

Recent political changes have shaken Taiwan, and could put at risk the development and growth of its nascent offshore wind market.

Snowy Hydro chooses contractors for 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project

Snowy Hydro Limited in Australia recently announced it has chosen several contractors to work on the 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project.

EIA Sees Strong Renewable Growth Over Next Two Years

EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that electricity generation from utility-scale solar generating units will grow by 10 percent in 2019 and by 17 percent in 2020. According to the January STEO, wind generation will grow by 12 percent and 14 percent during the next two years. EIA forecasts total U.S. electricity generation across all fuels will fall by 2 percent this year and then show very little growth in 2020.

Feds say Hawaii is too quick to approve wind power turbines #HI

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
The federal government has charged that state officials are rushing to approve wind power projects without adequately considering environmental impacts, particularly the adverse consequences for an endangered species, the opeapea bat. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission in a Dec. 27 letter to stop approving any new wind turbines until state and federal officials have had the chance to meet with the facility owners and review the plans. This could substantially slow down PUC . . .

Environmental priorities at odds in decision to bring clean energy to Fort Collins #CO

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
A transmission line from Wyoming to the Rawhide Energy Station north of Wellington isn’t just a conveyance of clean wind energy from the Cowboy State – it’s a reminder of Fort Collins’ competing environmental priorities. The transmission line will cut through almost 10 miles of the city-owned Meadow Springs Ranch area on its way to the power plant. It will carry an estimated 150 megawatts of new wind energy, enough to power more than 70,000 homes. It would be a key . . .

Villagers up in arms about Turkish wind farm #TUR

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
Wind power is a clean and renewable energy source that is widely seen as better for the environment than nuclear and fossil fuel plants. Yet in Turkey, the pursuit of low costs has led companies to build wind turbines close to populated areas, angering those living nearby and leading some locals to attempt to block the construction of new wind farms. Ten years ago, when turbines were built in the Aknehir area of Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay, the chosen . . .

Shock as Scottish Government approves plan for hugely unpopular Perthshire windfarm #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
The Scottish Government has approved highly controversial plans for a major wind farm in rural Perthshire, despite widespread opposition from hundreds of residents and organisations. Developers have been battling for more than a decade to install a series of giant turbines at Greenscares, between Comrie and Braco. The nine-turbine Strathallan Wind Farm project was rejected by councillors in April 2017, after more than 400 complaints. Among those who objected Gleneagles Hotel management and the head of an exclusive Perthshire estate . . .

Wind farm not in right place #MI

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
The L’Anse Township Board has approved a May referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. However, all of us paying taxes and recreating in the Keweenaw should beware. This is because the large industrial wind farm proposed atop the highest mountains in Michigan will adversely impact how all of us enjoy the natural beauty we call home. Wind farms now achieve heights of over 600 feet. They are huge. And the plan here is to site dozens and dozens of . . .

Virginia’s first onshore wind farm project is still ‘very much alive’ #VA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
Offshore wind in Virginia might be making more headlines these days, but a Charlottesville renewable energy company says it is still on track to build the state’s first onshore wind project. Apex Clean Energy continues to seek a partnership with an electrical utility, a cooperative or a corporation to launch its 75- to 80-megawatt project on an Appalachian ridgeline in rural Botetourt County, north of Roanoke. Rocky Forge Wind was introduced in 2015 and initially scheduled to be up and . . .

Wyoming takes its yearly look at raising a tax on wind energy #WY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
A bill to increase Wyoming’s wind tax blows through Cheyenne nearly every year, and every year it dies. Some lawmakers don’t support the increase because they are afraid of depressing wind investments in Wyoming. For some the tax is unattractive on principle, or because they believe the current wind product tax – unique in the United States – is sufficient. But supporters persist. They argue that Wyoming wind producers should be taxed and that right now the tax is insufficient. They point . . .

Developer unveils plans to extend north-east wind farm #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
A developer hopes to extend a controversial wind farm on the edge of a north-east village. Council planning chiefs received more than 75 objections to the proposal to install a trio of turbines on land at Deuchries near Aberchirder. The plans divided the local community but were eventually approved by the Banff and Buchan area committee in 2014. Opponents argued it would become an eyesore on the rural landscape, but Aberchirder community council threw its weight behind the idea. The . . .

Clean-energy agenda sees power surge in Augusta #ME

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
When she was 12, Chloe Maxmin formed a Climate Action club at her school. At Harvard, where she graduated in 2015, she co-founded a campaign calling for the university to sell its fossil fuel investments. And after running as a Democrat and winning a House seat in November in a heavily Republican district that includes her hometown of Nobleboro, Maxmin is following her convictions as the lead sponsor of a bill to create a Green New Deal in Maine. The . . .

Wind turbines to be built near iconic Gleneagles Hotel despite objections #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - вт, 2019-01-22 14:30
Plans to build nine giant 93m-high wind turbines near the iconic Gleneagles Hotel have been approved by the Scottish Government, despite more than 400 complaints from locals. Developers have been battling for more than a decade to build the Strathallan Wind Farm at Greenscares, between Comrie and Braco, in rural Perthshire. The project was rejected by councillors in April 2017. Among those who objected Gleneagles Hotel management and the head of an exclusive Perthshire estate used in the TV show . . .

Innogy and Nordex collaborating on 1.7GW pipeline

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - вт, 2019-01-22 14:16
Innogy and Nordex have agreed a strategic partnership to work together on a 1.7GW pipeline of onshore wind farms in Europe and the US.

Artificial Intelligence aids leading edge erosion research

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - вт, 2019-01-22 12:28
Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland claim to have used artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing to model and resolve the problem of edge erosion.

В 2018г СЭС под управлением Хевел выработали 172 млн кВтч электроэнергии

Energo-news.ru - ВИЭ - вт, 2019-01-22 11:28
Общая выработка электроэнергии действующими СЭС за весь период работы составила 278 849 тыс кВтч.
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