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The nuclear energy debate has persisted for decades. Those who strongly oppose it argue that its benefits, such as carbon-free emissions and low fuel costs, are almost irrelevant when the risk posed by radioactive waste and reactor meltdowns are factored in. The problem revolves around how little waste storage is prioritized in the planning stages of a reactor, including the locations of waste storage, leading to a surplus of radioactive waste at reactor sites. With the progress being made to advance waste disposal methods and increase public participation in countries that need storage for accumulating waste and developing countries considering nuclear energy, nuclear energy could...
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Fossil fuels are organic material such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. They have been the most used energy source since the industrial boom in the early eighteenth century. For the past two centuries, fossil fuels have dominated the energy business, providing for nearly all of the worlds energy; however, they are a limited resource that can cause irreversible harm to the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] states that fossil fuels were “responsible for 79 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2010”. Greenhouse gases are gases that get trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere and surround the sun as well as greatly heating up the planet. These gases lead to global...
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In the turn of the new century, man has nearly depleted all the fossil fuels in the world and is desperately in need of a new clean and efficient energy source. A solution to this search of a new energy source is nuclear power. Nuclear power has been proven to be an amazing and powerful source of energy since World War Two however has not been efficiently brought to commercial use.
Albert Einstein first came up with the idea of nuclear energy where mass could be converted into energy through his theory of relativity. The power of nuclear technology was later demonstrated in the Manhattan project and Hiroshima with Chicago Pile-1, the first man-made reactor in 1942. In...
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The Green Deal is a policy launched by the Department of for Energy and Climate Change in the United Kingdom that aims to take a large step towards greater energy efficiency. This measure was initially discussed in 2011 but officially launched in June of 2012. The United Kingdom has an energy consumption rate of nearly 3000 kgoe per annum, which is reasonably high (See Appendix 1). The deal ultimately provides consumers with energy efficient techniques that would cost less than standard equipment in the long term. The Green Deal encourages consumers to do this as it provides them with loans, which can be paid back through the energy bills (Richards). Using energy inefficiently is a negative...
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In the debate of traditional energy vs. renewable energy the clear winner is renewable energy. Renewable energy is vastly superior over traditional energy because it decreases dependence on foreign resources, produces no emissions, and is not limited in quantity. Opponents of renewable energy are likely to argue that this is not the case and that instead, traditional energy is better because it creates job growth, is reliable during all hours and climates, and comes with a lower cost. These advantages however are either misconstrued or hardly outweigh the long-term positive benefits of renewable energy.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, over half of the oil used in the...
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Most investors find sector-specific investments risky. However, with the surge in oil prices, it is advisable to explore energy investments to balance your self-directed IRA. Renewable energy sector has immense potential to develop. Recent government policies to boost renewable energy provide lucrative investment options in the sector.
Energy investments were practically unknown to the investor looking to protect his retirement portfolio, until recently. Even the passive investor is waking up to the volatile consequences of a series of disappointing economic events over the past few years. Investors need to have a complete understanding of the benefits of investing in energy assets...
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True Green Initiatives Versus "Greenwashing" IdeasFirst, it's important to understand what the difference between green initiatives and greenwashing is. Greenwashing is when a company pretends to be green, but actually it is not. In other words, greenwashing is what companies do to make themselves look more environmentally friendly than they really are. They may promote themselves through advertisements or by talking about it to others but never do it. Green initiatives, on the other hand, is the opposite. It is taking steps to being green. Recycle and turning off the lights when not needed are examples of green initiatives. The Cutco decided...
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Going Green - An Impact to our EnvironmentSummary of Going Green ArticlesA changing awareness regarding our environment has become the forethought of many homes and businesses. Changes enacted by manufacturers, communities and individuals have allowed the average American to make changes in their everyday's lives, making an impact on the environment, one person at a time. The "Going Green" trend is allowing us to make changes in our homes, our workplaces, our communities and schools.According to National Geographic's website "The average home actually contributes more to global warming than the average car. This is because much of the energy we use in our homes comes from power...
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Green Architecture began with the first Earth Day in 1970, and has grown in popularity as awareness of the earth’s many ecological problems become more wide spread. Professor Rocky Brittain states "I’ve been teaching this subject for twenty years and have watched interest grow. Now I could say there is some element of sustainability taught in just about every architecture school in the country."(Talarico, 1998) Economic factors have also helped the green movement by causing changes in building materials, and technology. This is most notable in changes to heating and cooling systems, and improvements in insulation and window construction which decrease heat loss and...
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The Green movement began in the Western World during the 1970’s around the time of the Vietnam War. The green movement is a social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvements to the current health of the environment. The Green movement also promotes the conservation, restoration, and the overall improvement of our environment. Many people disagree with the green movement and its values because they don’t see the immediate benefits from them. However, supporting the green movement by recycling, researching alternative energy sources, and mandating eco-friendly laws will lead to a better, greener, country.
One fairly simple way that people can immediately...
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In today’s rapidly developing world, vast amounts of energy resources are being utilized at an alarming rate, one which can certainly result in the extinction of our valuable natural resources. Moreover, majority of the energy resources utilized today are non-renewable natural resources like the petroleum products which account for nearly eighty percent of all the energy resources used. Thus, exploring alternative forms of energy so as to decrease our dependency on non-renewable forms of energy and consequently save the environment, has become more important than ever before.
Today, energy resources used especially, the petroleum products, and in some developing countries like Nepal, fuel...
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Due to the collapse of sub-prime lending practices and “bad” loans that were automatically serviced by more reputable commercial banks, the United States housing market has suffered greatly. Our incumbent President Obama entered his term with Congress having already introduced the “bailout” as a partial solution to saving major United States corporations and consequently, industries. The housing market has experienced an astronomical amount of foreclosures during this economic downturn. Accordingly, distressed real estate purchases present options for homebuyers that they might not otherwise experience, had the market retained most appraised home values/pricing.
A buyer with $150,000...
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Environmentalism has become a great concern in all sectors of business, evidenced by the recent jump in energy prices, and empirical data provided by several different environmental and scientific agencies. The Hotel industry is no different, in fact, it would benefit greatly from the recent push for all businesses and business sectors to "Go Green." Yet, the industry has long resisted the changes, and is only recently catching up to other industries that have converted their operations to have greener strategies.
Hotels require meticulous upkeep and cleanliness in order to keep up with guests’ concerns and demand. As a result, cleaning and waste products, and their disposal have become...
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Energy use is one of the most important issues in the world today. People are starting to run out of energy already now, and in the future more and more energy is likely to be increasingly needed since the world population is growing. Fossil fuels are the main resources for energy at present. According to many predictions, we are going to run out of oil in 40 years and coal in 75-150 years. People were using these effective but non-renewable energy sources as much as they wanted for many centuries without thinking that these resources will not last forever, and that will cause big problems for future generations. Fortunately, there are also renewable energy resources, such as water, wind,...
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The Future Industry in Energy: Dropping the Concept of Nuclear Energy
At the start of the mid 1950’s, the world was introduced to a new, alternative source of power that would revolutionize the energy industry; this power became known as nuclear energy. Since that time, nuclear energy seemed to pave the way in efficiency and supply power to countless cities around the globe. However, the past has shown that there are many major disadvantages to using nuclear energy. Today, many individuals believe that nuclear power plants are hurtful to the Earth and urge America and various other countries to use “green energy” instead and help preserve Mother Nature. Numerous individuals and groups from...
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Green Architecture is a method to reduce the impact on our environment by using natural resources like energy, water, and the materials that are used in the structure recycled materials or the fixtures used in the home with energy saving features, as well as making a healthier environment. With high-efficiency windows and high value insulation in the walls and floors you’re your energy would take less too cool or heat up that area.
Written by BOB BOB BOB May 2010 “The history of a green building goes back further than the 70’s in the middle of the industrial revolution that Henri Becquerel first witnessed the transformation of solar energy into electrical energy. Around this time, the...
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When it is summertime and I go on a run, my parents say, “Make sure you wear a light shirt!” Once, I asked why, and they said it was because the light colors don’t absorb as much heat, so I wouldn’t be as hot. The opposite was for cold weather. When I had to go outside for a while in the cold, I made sure to wear a black or dark top, because then it would absorb more heat and keep me warmer. I have always been curious about how this works, and if it works, for that matter (Parents can be wrong, you know). Also, the concept of energy simply intrigues me. This is why I decided to find out more about how colors on a shirt, or anywhere else, can affect temperature. When I started my research,...
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A flick of a light switch and the spark of an engine are everyday activities that we take for granted. What if the world ran out of the resources used to make these activities possible? What if heating your house was not a simple task that could be done by pressing a button? This could be the case if we continue to use nonrenewable energy resources. The article, Energy Resources states that the use of these resources "is increasing at an unprecedented rate due to the rapid industrialization of a number of formerly third world countries." At this rate, the oil sand and oil shales will undoubtedly be cleared out in the future, along with the coal mines. Many of the necessities we rely on use...
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International Economics of Renewable Energy
Energy is a critical component for every economy and society around the world. Energy is divided into two groups, nonrenewable (coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear) with a finite amount found around the globe and renewable (hydro, tidal, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass) that are constantly being replenished so that they will never run out (Green Energy Choice, 2011). The international economic impact of renewable energy is explored by examining subsidies, strategic policies, and comparative advantage of renewable energy.
Renewable energy in its various forms can be over 5 times more expensive than conventional types of...
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How does the development and use of ‘earth energy’ provide a viable and sustainable alternative form of natural energy? OUTLINE
• Shortage of non-renewable forms of energy globally.
• Types of historical energies: Coal, gas, oil and they are conditions at the time;
• The geothermal energy: Pros and Cons
• Lack of adequate Utilisation in Kazakhstan.
• Internаtional orgаnizations and solutions.
“How does the development and use of...
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In 2000, 90% of the world’s energy came from fossil fuels. According to David Suzuki, “If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts” (Suzuki). If renewable energy use does not take over fossil fuel use, our energy sources will inevitably run out. For the past few decades, governments worldwide have shown that they are ready to invest in renewables and construct new technologies. If governments do not change quickly...
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Which Is The Best Alternative Energy For Cleaning Up Pollution?
Pollution around the word in these few years has become more serious and critical. Different personal and commercial activities like driving, cooking, watching TV, mining, forestry and manufacturing have severely damaged the ecosystem and environment has. There are different types of pollution happening on earth. They include air pollution, light pollution, noise pollution and water pollution etc. Energy production from fossil fuels creates different pollution problems too. For Pollution will deteriorate and cause catastrophic effect to future generations and earth if actions are not taken to address impacts caused by various...
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Green economics: The other side of the grass
President Barrack Obama in his first speech to the Congress of the United States presented the idea of a green economic solution for some of the troubles facing the United States economy. The potential and the flaws of the idea of green economics have since entered the debate of citizen and politician alike (Goldenberg). Globally, the idea of a green market has begun to attract more attention than ever. The state of the global economic situation is dire. Therefore many world leaders have begun to look towards green economics to aid their struggling country. What are green economics exactly? The United Nations environment programme, defines a...
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Renewable energy is a term used to describe a source of energy that has the capability to refill itself. Renewable energy is sometimes called infinite energy. Renewable energy is also known as green or clean energy, because it does not produce toxins or pollutants that are harmful and dangerous to the environment.
Planet earth is going on a critical phase, due to the fossil fuels being consumed worldwide every day. Jimmy Carter once stated on a televised in April 18, 1977 that "Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power."
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Green construction is growing rapidly because it is an alternative to expensive polluting fossil fuels in view of global climate change. Green aspects include helping the environment and can increase the amount of green (money) in one’s wallet. Today there is an enormous push toward investing in green technology and implementing green appliance usage and devices in older homes, newer homes and even homes under construction. There is also a push in the United States to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels to combat climate change, decrease pollution, the trade imbalance, and dependence of foreign oil. The objective of this paper is to explore a selection of green appliances on the market...
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We as a human race are like little termites on the surface of the earth, tearing up and destroying everything natural on this earth. We are chewing up all the natural resources and leaving bearing land and holes in the ozone layer. We are not respecting nature or even this very earth we live on today. All we can do now is find different ways in cutting down our lack of respect for this planet and one of the simplest ways to accomplish this is through green building.The USGBC defines green building as simply the practice of increasing the efficiency in which buildings use resources while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design,...
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For centuries, the issue of global warming has been a great concern for citizens in all cultures. Many suggest that becoming environmentally aware is the solution to preventing this constant climate change in our environment. However, individuals relentlessly dismiss the issue by being nonchalant and inconsiderate. Furthermore, going green has generated intense controversy: some feel strongly that their individual contribution to society is worthless; while, others firmly advocate that becoming ecologically aware helps prevent possible changes in the atmosphere, resulting from global warming. Certainly, going green can prevent climate change in our environment by conserving energy, by...
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People are always looking for ways to save money. By using “Green” computer components you can save money and energy. Everyone having a computer powered on days at a time can use up a lot of energy, which will lead to a large energy bill. There is a lot of different ways to adapt your computer to be more energy efficient. Using more energy efficient computer components and changing settings in your operating system will save you big. By purchasing more energy efficient components such as processors, hard drives and computer monitors you can make your computer consume less power thus saving energy.
Home computers can be turned off when not in use which is the easiest way to save money and...
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Renewable resources between the good and the bad
When we turn on a light, or when we cook, or when we drive our cars we are using energy, but have we ever thought from where this energy comes from?. Energy is the primary force in the universe, all life forms, from a single-celled microbe to elephants, exists in a continuous cycle of energy consumption. Humans work in the same way as other species. Human communities’ uses energy to survive, some of this energy can only be obtained for period of time before it is completely depleted. The Earth’s resources of energy exists in nature such as trees, rivers, coals , and wild life. People use two forms of energy. Non- renewable energy is a nature...
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The energy that is used today comes from fossil fuels, which is a nonrenewable limited resource that will eventually be used up. Alternative energy sources such as solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and wind energies can be used, to conserve the planets limited natural resources. Alternative energy is the use of another energy without the burning of fossil fuels and break up on atoms. Solar energy can be used to operate cars and provide electricity for homes and businesses. Hydroelectric energy can be used to provide electric power to small towns and cities. Geothermal energy can be used to heat buildings or water and to power turbines to make power. Wind energy can be used to pump water...
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Nuclear energy is a source of power. The history begins on November 8,1895. A man named Wilhelm Rontgen discovered it in his laboratory, when he saw a luminescent screen near a cathode tube.(Jeffrey Vohlers). Nuclear Energy could be good or bad thing, it could solve many problems, but also bring up new problems. One of the biggest risk in nuclear energy is nuclear meltdown.This is very bad because it could harm water supply. The problem that is being addressed is how nuclear energy affects the environment. Nuclear energy is energy released when enduring the process of nuclear fission or fusion; these processes are used to generate electricity. The problem with nuclear energy is during the...
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A Solar-powered World
Since the beginning of the war against environmental contamination, it has been the job of engineers to come up with solutions to this problem. Waste management regulations, material recycling and recursion to renewable energy resources have been some of the many brilliant ideas engineers have emerged with to take control of the situation. Of these three, the use of renewable energy resources has meant to be the most complicated of the solutions to repair the damage done to nature. The generation of energy has always been of concern to humanity and so it demands to be studied rigorously. Here is when questions about solar radiation appear over the table of many...
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After completing the overall view of the restaurant chain many issues concern me regarding sustainability, electricity, products, and water waste. Unfortunately, where the restaurant chain stands now is far from being a “green” establishment. There are many solutions in order for the restaurant chain to become “greener” while saving money for profit. Whether it is energy efficient equipment, locally grown products, to recycling this chain restaurant can make a difference to our environment and make more of a profit on a day to day operation. The amount of change needed from this chain is going to take time, motivation, and determination to make a change not only in the environment but...
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When the new Southeast Polk High School opened they added many new energy saving products. This included installing geothermal heating under the high school cutting back on the cost of heating such a large building. Many new windows help save on energy used to light the building along with automatic lights that turn off after several minutes without movement. The new high school shows how easy it is to save money and help the environment. Renewable energy is good for all aspects of the U.S, providing jobs, economical growth, environmental cleanliness, and new research for improving energy efficiency. Therefore the United States should use renewable energy to benefit the economy and...
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Helping Green Marketers Make More Green
In this constantly changing economy, companies are continuously looking for new ways to set themselves apart from their competitors. In recent years, environmental, or “green,” marketing has become a new trend. The movement first started in the 1970s during the hippie movement in which consumers began to express concern for the preservation of the environment (Jenkins and Kähler). On top of this increasing environmental awareness, now consumers are also beginning to care a lot more about what goes on behind the scenes in the companies that they buy from. People want to support companies with a conscious. According to the Salem Press Encyclopedia, the...
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The path that the United States took to become the largest consumer of power in the world was one largely chosen by market forces and government intervention. The role of culture on the use of energy is negligible in comparison with the influences of economic and political factors. The choices to adopt several new methods to produce energy were caused by the backing that these energies had in creating wealth or saving money for those who used the new energy and by the backing of the government through direct and indirect subsidies. One can examine the transitions to coal, oil, nuclear power, and current transitions toward green energy in order to see that the market forces are the...
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I am certain that all have heard of the terms green house gases, fossil fuels, and global warming. Have you ever questioned what will happen if nothing is done about the environmental problems facing the world today? What if I answer you that, we can merely use the power from the sun to power up our entire planet without the use of harmful energy sources, which affect our atmosphere? The power from the sun is what we call solar power. Solar power is the energy that comes from the sun as light and heat energy, and then it is later converted into electrical energy through solar panels (Nelson, 2008). This kind of power is completely free, right? Why should we put a lot of expense on other...
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The most of global energy production produces from fossil fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas. The vast fossil fuels generate energy which use for many purposes for instant residential, transportation and industrial sectors. While the rate consumption of fossil fuel higher than their formation leads to oil price crisis. Another concern of fossil fuel combustion is the impact on the environment. Global warming is a significant problem which results in increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. These problems drive researchers and societies to search alternative energy such as switching to renewable energy or carbon-free energy to replace fossil fuels. For example Nakata...
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Well-recognized cities worldwide have built over the years great buildings with a variety of designs and concepts however consequently too much building has been making grievous decrease on energy efficiency. Now, “Green Architecture” has been popularized and as a result a modicum of energy efficiency has increased and also it has substantiated a new perspective, a new versatile way on architecture.
Now days, the world is intended to be in a worst scenario ever imagined. Climates, global warming and furthermore problems. However, I have noticed new changes, universally speaking, yet renewable energy has also been popularized to our world and I addition, it became part of Sustainable...
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Green IT: Why Mid-size Companies Are Investing Now
INFO-TECH RESEARCH GROUPGREEN IT: WHy MId-SIzE COMPANIES ARE INvESTING NOW
Environmental issues are receiving unprecedented attention from businesses and governments around the world.
In a special 2005 address to the World Economic Forum in davos, then-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, argued that the weight of evidence is such that swift action must be taken to address global warming. This comment came alongside a marked shift in environmental dialogue across societies and in business leadership circles....
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The new Santa Clara’s NFL Stadium deserves the attention it has been getting from the media. The Santa Clara’s Stadium is being built as a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Certified Stadium. The 49er stadium will have bike parking, wireless Internet capability, and environmentally friendly, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certified design (KTVU-New 49ers Stadium). The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design stands for LEED. LEED began in 1993. LEED was created for various reasons. It was created to define green building by establishing a common standard of measurement, promote integrated, whole-building design practices, recognize environmental leadership in the...
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My fellow resident's, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to listen to what I have to say regarding the issue over energy that is being argued in Washington as we speak. The energy crisis is something that we as a community can over look and not do nothing about, or we can take the proactive approach to the ever so worsening issue. Some of you may be asking yourselves, "Why do I care about this issue, I will be gone before it gets worse?" Fellow citizens, I urge each of you to take a deep look inside yourselves, and ask the proper question; what about my children, grandchildren and the future generations to come for the next thousand of years? Let our generation be the...
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Green is the New Black
What if you knew that you were destroying the earth every day, minute, hour, second of your life time? People, humans, are harming the earth. Without recycling everything we use, reducing pollution from cars and machines, or cutting back on water use, we hurt our only home, the earth. Lost every second, another 1.5 acres of rainforest to land development and deforestation, with tremendous losses to habitats. Another 36 U.S. states anticipating local, statewide water shortages, 64 million tons of materials are going to landfills. Ready to start going-green yet? We can recycle our garbage, have clean efficient machines and cars, or simply use less water. These every day...
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The UK has a constantly increasing energy demand; rising population in the UK and, since industrial revolution in 19th century, technological advances have rendered older “fuel-less” technologies obsolete. Where the UK sources its own energy from is becoming increasingly significant as indigenous energy reserves diminish, not to mention the implications of “peak oil” of worldwide resources.
Figure 1 UK Energy Demand Variation 1970-2001 (DTI, 2001)
Figure 2 UK Energy Mix 1990-2006 (Dukes, 2008)
Figure 1 displays the variation of the UK energy supply a period of 16 years. In these years, the use of coal has significantly dropped. Closure of many UK based coal mines and an EU...
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IntroductionSet the breath of green energy is not acknowledged until the shape of many people. Wind energy is not everywhere and not too hard headed, but the good news is that most civilians to coordinate their experiences are to evaluate the energy and maximum energy vetra.Nachalnika cause breathing energy (Borah, 2011). We are usually trained to assess recovery or renewable or invented much cleaner energy sources, but unfortunately, we do not calm monitor work on it. Today, when the price of oil is at its peak and made a chart of oil is very physically, and greenhouses, and in addition, diseases of...
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Since the University of Northern British Columbia has been opened there have been many efforts to create a sustainable facility. There are many aspects of the university that contribute to its sustainability, which include the buildings, as well as on-going projects. The students and faculty, however, do not necessarily take part in maintaining the university’s title as Canada’s Green University. UNBC’s title as Canada’s Green University may also be put into question when compared to other Canadian universities. UNBC strives towards creating a green university, but this does not necessarily result in a green and sustainable university.
An important idea to establish is the definition of...
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Energy: Under the LightsPart 1Powering up a laptop, plugging in a cell phone, driving to work, and taking a shower are all perfectly commonplace things that thousands of people across America do everyday. However, the repercussions of these seemingly trivial actions are lost on most of us. Energy in America is severely used and abused. The two biggest problems the citizen ignorance of energy issues cause are terrible pollution and outrageous lack of energy conservation. The citizens of the USA use energy as if it is a renewable resource, which it is definitely not (at least not yet). At least 85%...
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Introduction The ongoing energy use of a building is one of the single greatest environmental impacts of a building. All the activities that take place in the building consume a lot of energy that demands lots of resources from the biosphere and the environment. However, the flow of energy into any network of activities cannot be made cyclical since the energy conversion is irreversible. This implies that unless we use renewable energy resources, sooner or later, we will have to face the problem of not having enough resources to produce sufficient energy as we continuously deplete the non-renewable energy resources. As a possible solution, the energy use of the university will...
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Presenting the benefits of building a green house facility on Western’s La Crosse campus. First student benefits will be explored ,second the campus’s benefits, and third the environmental benefits will be discussed. Images of the recommended design and a map outlining the proposed location are presented, and the estimated costs of the proposed kit are included as well. This project will have a positive impact including supporting Western’s efforts toward meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations or in other words being sustainable (Western, Web).
Introduction . Sustainability and environmental...
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The definition of a green roof according to Nian She from the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, "is a multilayered vegetated roof covering consisting of a root barrier, a waterproof membrane, an under drainage system, and a layer of growing medium covered by plants" (Theodosiou 2009). Green roofs also known as living roofs have been around for centuries. They were used for insulation back when the world only used natural materials for building. Now-a-days they are considered the sustainable building design of the future. They are used for reasons like energy conservation for heating and cooling, reduction in the urban heat island effect, absorption of air pollutants and dust, storm water...