What Happens to Nuclear Waste? | Nuclear Waste Disposal

When we talk of nuclear waste we imagine spent fuel from nuclear reactors. But many industries and even medical centers produce radioactive waste. What happens to it? Nuclear waste disposal There are two approaches to disposal. Dilution and dispersion is used for very low-level radioactive gases and liquids, which are … Read more

Windmill Power- an Old Fashion to Innovative Tech

Windmills conjure up romantic images of sails slowly turning amongst fields of wheat, the fabric sails gently rustling in the soft breeze. Or of course there’s Don Quixote riding at them on his horse and his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza looking on in despair. Or of Dutch mice running up … Read more

Wind Farms Growing to Deliver Renewable Energy

Wind power accounts for just over two per cent of America’s electricity, but this is growing. In 2010, 26 per cent of all new capacity came from wind[1]. Many of the world’s largest onshore wind farms are in the US; the world’s largest, the Roscoe wind farm in Texas powers … Read more

Use Passive Solar Windows to Capture Energy

With green energy solutions being implemented by many home owners in order to cut high energy bills, different techniques use nature’s natural resources such as the sun are becoming more and more popular. One of these methods to harness the power of the sun and makes use of its energy … Read more

Hydrogen Powered Cars- Vehicles of the Future?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It powers the sun and is used a rocket propellant by NASA. Imagine if it could power your car. Benefits of using hydrogen The benefits of using hydrogen as a fuel read like a wish list for the perfect fuel. It … Read more

Smart Electricity Meters Reveal Usage Habits

With the development of the smart energy grid comes the rollout of smart meters – a device which monitors your energy usage, giving you real time data and helping you optimize the energy you use. Smart Electricity Meters Smart meters will replace your existing meter. You can’t install them yourself … Read more

How is Biodiesel Made?

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel made from renewable sources. Compared to petroleum, it burns cleanly and can be burned by itself or combined with diesel to make a biodiesel/petroleum blend. It is derived from feedstocks such as soybeans, corn and sugarcane. Biodiesel Made There are several means of producing biodiesel, … Read more

Windmill Electricity, a Renewable Resource

Windmill electricity is a green, renewable energy sources that has been around for many years but like all sources of renewable energy, it has begun to rapidly make its way into modern day living. From reusable batteries made popular in the in 1980′s to the new solar panels now making … Read more

What is Greywater?

The definition of greywater is (excuse the pun) something of a grey area. The Environment Agency in the UK describes it as ‘wastewater from showers, baths, washbasins, washing machines and kitchen sinks.’ Some exclude washing machine and kitchen sink water, or call it ‘dark grey water’, but as long as … Read more

Types of Solar Cookers

Mention solar energy and we think about panels on our roof generating electricity or hot water. But have you ever thought about cooking with the heat of the sun’s rays? For many people in developing countries solar cookers are a cheap and practical alternative to cooking with other fuels. Solar … Read more