How will smart meters affect energy companies?
The UK Government has said it wants to install smart meters in every home by 2020, to not only meet but exceed EU installation targets and update the energy network. Energy companies are accountable for the rollout, and
5 ways to introduce more sustainable wood into your home
When you think of “sustainability”, genuine wood might not be the first thing to come to mind. However, when harvested in an eco-friendly manner, and when you rely on local hardwoods, it’s actually much more earth
Five means of greening up your car care
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to give up your car in favor of public transportation or car pooling. In fact, there are many eco-friendly ways to be a car owner, and they don’t all involve fitting as many
How to enjoy green living with straw bale-built buildings
Over the last two decades, the world has witnessed an explosion in population growth. This has in turn led to a surge in need for accommodation which has negatively impacted on the environment. This is where the need for
Walmart's commitment to sustainable food systems
At its recent Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart made a promising announcement to establish a viable food system. The company plans to meet this goal through 4 key pillars: increasing food accessibility, im
6 startups that can make you rich
When you think “startup”, you might immediately manage a software or other tech firm in Silicon Valley. While “startup” is a relatively new buzzword along with “virtual office” and “crowdsourcing” it’s
Stop business pollution: Try these tips
Businesses, you are the problem – pollution, a global epidemic, will never be solved if major companies drag their feet and continue their carbon output.
The impact of our modern lifestyle on the environment
In the late 1700s, Great Britain began the industrial revolution. It then spread across Europe and subsequently to the US and later, Japan. At its core, the industrial revolution was a fundamental shift from the hand pro
Insulation and energy saving: What you need to know
One way to save energy is to use insulation. You can insulate several parts of your home to acquire maximum heat saves. Let’s look at various areas of the home that you can insulate, and how you can do it.
The commercialization of renewable energy
Renewable energy commercialization is really interesting and involves deployment of three renewable technologies that are older than 100 years. The first generation is now economically competitive and mature, formed of h
What can one person do for the environment?
Everyone on earth is becoming more environmentally conscious. With the threat of climate change, widespread extinction of many species, food shortages, and other apocalyptic spectres on the news, it’s hard to just go a
World's first affordable electricity generating boiler set to hit the market
Energy technology company Flow Energy has announced today that the first of its highly anticipated boilers has come off the production line in Scotland.
Tips for making your luxury home eco-friendly
So maybe you got your place before the eco-friendly house development became so commonplace, but you want to invest in reducing your energy bills and impact on the environment. How do you go about it? What’s the best p
Tips for buying luxury ECO-Friendly condos
Chandler near Phoenix in Arizona was where the trend for green/eco-friendly homes was birthed. Having been the first to receive LEED certification, the town has grown in its capac
Why adopting pets could help save the Planet
Many campaigns have run over the years towards environmental conservation. There have been the more traditional campaigns of planting trees, the ‘re-use, reduce, recycle’ campaign and the various methods of cutting d