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Say Goodbye to Nuclear Power

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.

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Take a Hottie to Bed — Stay Warm and Save Energy

One of the most energy-efficient ways to stay warm on those cool nights is to take a hottie to bed. A hottie uses less energy than an electric blanket or a space heater, and a hottie can help you keep your body hot and your thermostat down.

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States Working Toward Increased Energy Efficiency Will Create More Jobs

In August 2010, the Center for American Progress and the Energy Resource Management Corporation released the report Efficiency Works: Creating Good Jobs and New Markets Through Energy Efficiency. They report that due to the mortgage crisis, the construction industry and related jobs were among those hit the hardest. In the first three months of 2010, construction unemployment hovered near 25 percent. Between 2006 and early 2010, residential construction declined by 38 percent which translates into more than one in three construction workers losing their jobs because of the recession.

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SunRun Is Bringing Solar Energy to A House Near You!

This series is made possible by energy-efficiency specialists WellHome and their Home Weatherization Giveaway Sweepstakes. Take a quick visual quiz of your home’s energy use to see your potential yearly savings. Hurry! For your shot at a grand prize of $2500 in energy efficiency upgrades, enter by March 20! With the risks involved with harnessing nuclear technology unmasked this week after the tsunami in Japan, developing and promoting clean renewable energy has never been so important. Solar energy is plentiful in…

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Project Home Again: Rebuilding An Energy Efficient New Orleans

This series is made possible by energy-efficiency specialists WellHome and their Home Weatherization Giveaway Sweepstakes. Take a quick visual quiz of your home’s energy use to see your potential yearly savings. Hurry! For your shot at a grand prize of $2500 in energy efficiency upgrades, enter by March 20! Project Home Again is a nonprofit, housing development organization created by The Leonard and Louise Riggio Foundation shortly after Hurricane Katrina to build high-quality, energy-efficient homes for low and moderate-income New…

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Weatherizing Homes through Air Sealing in the Desert Southwest

There are some basic ideas serving as the universal foundation for weatherizing homes and the first begins with air sealing. For those living in colder regions, there is a need to keep the warmth in and the cold out. In the deserts and other warmer regions, it’s important to keep the heat out while trying to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.

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2011 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award Winners Reuse Wasted Energy

This series is made possible by energy-efficiency specialists WellHome and their Home Weatherization Giveaway Sweepstakes. Take a quick visual quiz of your home’s energy use to see your potential yearly savings. Hurry! For your shot at a grand prize of $2500 in energy efficiency upgrades, enter by March 20! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized two companies with the 2011 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award for innovative new products that recycle wasted energy and turn it into usable electricity…

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Solar Thermal Water Heating, Israel and the Future

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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Winterize Your Windows with Recycled Bubble Wrap

A layer of bubble wrap insulation can actually cut the heat loss from single paned windows in half. To insulate with bubble wrap, just moisten the glass and position the plastic with the bubble side firmly against the wet glass. Some people prefer larger bubbles and claim that they insulate better, but I like using the wrap with smaller bubbles. It creates a nice artistic frosted filter for the glass, and it also makes me think of how a house fly might see the world.

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