How Does Energy Work?

Much to the chagrin of electicity companies Electricity cannot be stored; therefore, strict controls are required to balance supply and demand. At the power plant, a generator spins to produce 3-phase AC power. Three different phases of power are generated simultaneously and are offset from one another by 1200. Usually, a steam turbine spins the ge...

October 21, 2013 | Comments Off

Is Wave Energy A Viable Solution For Coastal Cities?

To decrease the environmental pollution, new alternative energy ideas are being introduced around the world. Coastal cities are now experimenting with the concept of using tidal waves to produce energy. Here are the potential pros and cons of wave energy. Pros The main advantage of using wave energy is that it decreases the use of coal-burning el...

August 5, 2013 | Comments Off

Why Europe Is Outpacing America In Alternative Energy Development

Green energy development has never been more popular, and developed countries around the world are investing heavily in fossil fuel alternatives. However, experts have noted that the United States has been lagging behind Europe for years. Here are some the reasons for this trend. European countries tend to be more urban than United States. In West...

June 18, 2013 | Comments Off

How Efficient Are Solar Roofing Shingles?

The next-generation solar installations and equipment setups that are available to home and property owners can be an important investment, one that will allow you to add value to your home while reducing your monthly utility costs. Learning more about the equipment options you have to choose from and ensuring that you have the insight needed to ma...

June 16, 2013 | Comments Off

The Myth Of Green Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power was considered a green technology when it was first harnessed by man. Nuclear power plants sprung up across the globe. In France, nearly 100 percent of power was generated from nuclear energy. Proponents claimed nuclear power plants reduced far less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than coal or gas power plants, were completely sa...

June 15, 2013 | Comments Off

TransCanada Uses Threat Of Eminent Domain Against Landowners

Although there are numerous significant environmental reasons to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada's abusive use of American eminent domain laws is another critically important issue to consider. In Texas, where the southern leg of the project is currently being constructed, landowners have gone to court to prevent their land from bein...

June 13, 2013 | Comments Off

Why Alberta Tar Sands Oil Won’t Increase Energy Security

Proponents of exploiting the Canadian tar sands frequently tout the energy security benefits. With so much instability in The Middle East, this sounds like a rational reason to support the rapid expansion of the Alberta fields. For the average American, decreasing reliance on hostile foreign nations for oil seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, t...

June 10, 2013 | Comments Off