Renewable Energy – Articles & Book Excerpts
Most of us in most places hardly ever give a moment’s thought to electricity. At least not most of the time. We don’t wonder how many pounds of coal has to be fed into the glowing maw of a distant power plant to bake a pizza in an electric oven, or how many grams of enriched uranium has to decay radioactively each year in order to keep poultry and pomegranates cold and fresh in a deluxe refrigerator. Why should we? It’s not like anyone is going to give up pizza night or run to unplug the refrigerator upon learning the […]
To hear Carole Brannon tell it, you’d think her life had become a fairytale. With a contagious smile that beams with pride, she begins her story 11 years ago, when she and her husband, Glenn, first set eyes on their remote 3.8 acre parcel of wooded Colorado hillside, just a hoot and holler downstream from the point where Larimer County abandons all attempts to maintain the road from October to April, and five miles upstream from the last utility pole. “I knew in an instant this was the place,” Carole will tell you. “There was no logic to it, just […]
New Book, Geo Power, Demystifies a Superior Heating & Cooling Choice
June 2015 — A new book, Geo Power, gives homeowners, homebuilders and architects what they need to know when considering geothermal heating / cooling, a technology the EPA calls “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective” space-conditioning system available.
All homes, new or existing, can use ground-source heat pumps (GHPs) to harness nature’s free energy for year-round comfort. But understanding how and why heat pumps work, and which system options are best for your situation, can be confusing. Author Don Lloyd tackles this challenge head-on with clear, down-to-earth explanations.
Because homeowners quickly […]