Here are a few quick tips on how to make your home eco-friendly. Saving energy is saving money and the environment.
Keeping the Lights On: The Rising Cost of Electricity in the United States
Nuclear power likely accounts for more of your electricity supply than you might think. According to the graphic, nearly 20% of American electricity is produced via nuclear plant already, and about another 15% produced by wind, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. With more than a third of our electricity already being generated with renewables, and a huge demand from consumers and activists alike to improve that number, the face of electricity production is evolving, fast.
In fact, the use of renewable electricity sources in energy production grew by 177% in the last ten years, nearly tripling since the early 2000’s. Natural gas is also on the rise, but petroleum liquids fell by over 80%, a massive reduction, and coal saw a corresponding drop of nearly a quarter of its former output, over the last decade.
Part of this change may be a result of the rising prices of coal and petroleum (which has already been largely phased out as an electricity source). Once the infrastructures are in place to harness them, renewable fuel sources may drive electricity costs down, but there’s a long road of development ahead before that’s possible.
Sustainable Energy for All
Green living isn’t just a goal for America, but rather for the whole world. Check out this infographic on global sustainable energy and how it can become a reality if we take the necessary steps.
5 Weird Energy Sources
Energy consumption seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. This infographic, brought to you by saveonenergy.com, talks about some of the coolest energy saving innovations available today.
Homes of The Future
The future is something that we have all wondered about and it still remains a mystery within all of our minds. Flying cars, robots, all things we’ve yet to see as the years come on and things such as TV don’t do anything but feed our imagination with grandiose ideas of what’s next to come. But as the future creeps upon us, what really is next? What about your home, what are some things you can look forward to as the years ring in.New technologies and green incentives are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the future of homes. This info-graphic presented by Bluhomes.com helps explain it all.
Pressure Cooking Saves Time, Energy & Vitamins!
Visual explanation of the benefits of cooking with a pressure cooker.
Is it Green to be Green?
If you have even been the slightest bit interested in going “green” you’ve noticed that it seems to be a little more expensive, however, is it really? This infographic presented by paydayloan.co.uk compare the green lifestyle to a typical lifestyle, and you will find out that being green can actually save you some green.
The Green Warehouse Effect
“The Green Warehouse Effect” infographic showcases ways to improve sustainability in a warehouse and was created by Storage Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of industrial storage and material handling equipment. This infographic details ways warehouses can update their building to lower energy costs, and become more sustainable. It includes statistics about energy use in warehouses, and simple ways to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Small measures can make a big difference in energy use in the warehouse!