Browsing the "renewable" Tag

Safe and Sustainable: Insulating Your Home with Wool

August 26th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

My spouse and I are in the process of renovating an old 1970 Airstream; presently we have the trailer entirely gutted, and are about to begin re-insulating it all with loose sheep wool fibers. Wool is a superb natural insulating material, as it not only keeps you warm and cozy, but also resists mold, readily absorbs moisture, and dries out easily, which helps prevent condensation


Video: Flat-pack Sandwichbike is Your Awesome DIY Thing of the Week

June 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

he Sandwichbike was introduced during the 2013 Salone del Mobile, with promises that the company will start producing the bikes sometime this year. Made from two wooden panels, this renewable-material and fully-recyclable bicycle was “inspired” by IKEA’s concept of flat packing products for home assembly to keep retail costs down


Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."


Nation’s First Hemp Constructed House Built in Asheville NC (Video)

November 26th, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

Although it is currently illegal to grow hemp in the US for any reason, Asheville, NC construction pioneers Push Design and Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty have teamed up to construct the first hemp house in the nation. The home is made of industrial hemp, which is different than marijuana; industrial hemp has many useful industrial qualities and none of the intoxicating drug effect.


Say Goodbye to Nuclear Power

March 20th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

It's the end of the world as we know it, but that is not a bad thing. This is the dawn of a new era in which the planet's residents finally realize that nuclear energy was a really bad idea. The horrific growing nuclear meltdown crisis in Japan is hopefully going to be the wake up call that we need to begin dismantling all of the nuclear reactors on the planet. Sustainable energy sources, like solar and wind, are now not only far cheaper than nuclear power, they are safe, clean and easy to repair when something goes wrong


Solar Thermal Water Heating, Israel and the Future

March 15th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

Using the power of the sun to heat your water is one of the simplest ways that you can make your home more energy efficient. Heating water usually accounts for 40 percent of an average family's heating costs. Converting to inexpensive solar thermal water heating is a great first step that will not only allow us to utilize a much more clean, affordable and sustainable source of energy, it will also create jobs and help our nation to become more energy independent



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