Discussing the Pros and Cons of Using Vegetable Oil as Fuel

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A few weeks ago we talked about biodiesel, a promising energy source that is often cleaner burning and more efficient to create. One of the most popular uses for biodiesel fuel is as an alternative to gasoline for use in combustible engines like those found in vehicles. As the use of vegetable oil to power […]

Do You Really Understand the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

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When deciding whether to convert your home to solar power, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz of technology and the glamour of a green dream home. However before making a decision this important — not to mention the sizable investment — take some time to research the disadvantages of solar energy. Budget, […]

What Is Solar Power?

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More people than ever are are deciding to go green at home. And, often, one of the first things they want to know about is solar power. To explain all the ways that solar power can be used at home would take days, so let’s start with a simpler question: “what is solar power?” The […]

From French fries to fuel: using biodiesel to drive the future

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When petroleum products like gasoline are burned, they invariably release toxic gases into the atmosphere, creating smog and contributing to global warming. It’s a situation with numerous detrimental effects to life on our planet. As a result, scientists have stepped up their efforts in energy research to discover and develop cleaner, renewable sources of power. […]

What is Biogas? And, What’s it Good For?

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When organic matter breaks down or rots, it produces a mixture of carbon dioxide and methane. These gases, called biogases, can then be used in various applications. Biogas is sometimes called deep green energy because it is such a valuable source of energy in rural areas. It provides a clean, easily-controlled source of renewable energy […]

Leading the Global Clean Energy Economy

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“The United States is currently importing about 70 percent of its renewable energy systems and components,” said Phil Angelides, chairman of the Apollo Alliance. “If that trend continues, we stand to lose out on estimated 100,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs by 2015, and nearly 250,000 by 2030. This country needs a comprehensive clean-energy economic development […]

$10 Million Recovery Act Funding: Green Jobs Corps to Help State Economy, At-Risk Youth and Green Industries

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Pushing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding into the California economy quickly and with accountability and transparency, the California Recovery Task Force announced the availability of up to $10 million in Recovery Act funding for job training grants within the Governor’s newly created California Green Jobs Corps.  “We are pumping Recovery Act Funds into […]