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The Renewable Energy of the Ocean

The Earth’s massive oceans have power that man cannot control. Thankfully, can be harnessed to make renewable energy in more ways than one. Osmotic Power: Osmosis is the process of equalization between one dilute solution and another less dilute solution through a semi-permeable membrane to create balance. Imagine you have one container of apple juice …

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The Microgrid

The Grid It is our electricity network. Fuel sources, power stations, substations, and power lines get electricity from its point of generation to the home. We take it for granted how easy it is to use electricity because of the grid. Americans are rarely concerned about electricity shortages. The microgrid could keep it that way. …

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Consumer Devices that Drain Power in Standby Mode

Many people have heard the old adage, “turn it off when you’re not using it.” The advice is generally good. A device that is in standby mode every day for years can add a few dollars to the electrical bill. However, some devices have gotten a bad reputation for sucking power. Yet, new regulations demand …

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What is LEED?

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, which provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies geared towards improving performance across five major green goals: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. The rating …

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