Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Shell pressing ahead in UK with its renewable energy strategy

As the second largest energy company on the planet, Royal Dutch Shell has the eyes of the world watching its every move. This is particularly the case when it comes to...
HT-TES thermal energy storage concept

Energy Stored In Stones Could Power Denmark For Hours

A high-temperature thermal energy storage (HT-TES) system has been developed in Denmark, which stores thermal energy (heat) in stones and recovers it during low-wind periods. The concept works by using surplus...
BMW plug-in car

BMW Proposes Switching Hybrid Engines Off In Certain Cities

BMW hybrid cars can be converted to automatically switch to electric-only mode in emissions-free zones, Klaus Froehlich told Reuters at the LA Auto Show. The manufacturer proposed the idea as some...
Retro LED bulbs

Don’t Buy LED Bulbs Based On Wattage, And Other Helpful LED Shopping Tips

Shopping for LED light bulbs based on wattage is a bad idea for multiple reasons.
Solar panels

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The world around us is changing at a faster pace than ever before. Major events such as global warming and melting polar ice caps are the result of greenhouse gasses and...
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Nissan Leaf Approved To Supply Energy To Germany’s Power Grid

The Nissan Leaf electric car has been approved for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) connections by German regulators, making it the first electric car to get such an approval. This is positive step forward...

Light Bulb Market Update: LED Efficiency Has Doubled, And Prices Have Fallen

Several years ago, I was hard pressed to find an LED light bulb offering reasonable efficiency without an exorbitant price. We're talking about $10-$20 for a dim bulb (40-Watt equivalent/450 lumens...
recessed lighting

What Energy Costs Can You Control?

As a business owner, you are constantly focused on your bottom line. You’re always looking for ways to make your business run a little more smoothly, for a little less money....