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Going Green 101 explains ways one can go about saving money by "going green". Whether you are in business and looking to cut waste and increase overall energy efficiency, or a home owner looking for extra ways to save on energy costs, this book will help you apply common sense and renewable energy tactics to decrease overall costs with quick return on your investment. Enter your email to be notified as soon as this imminent release, scheduled to be available soon!

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One section of the book includes fascinating new products that can help you be more green and adapt to a more energy conscious lifestyle. It also includes a section on solid solutions for homeowners and businesses to take action, benefiting the environment as well as your bank account. Finally there is a no-nonsense section on applying renewable energy concepts with an eye toward capital investment. Learn how a small solar array or wind generator can benefit you financially, and how you can provide energy for a remote cabin or off-grid monitoring station for your business.

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Facilitating the shift to alternative energy use

What IS renewable energy?

Using firewood instead of natural gas or electricity to heat a home is a renewable source of energy, but not clean in its typical use. Sign up with your email to recieve notification of our soon to release e-book on our affiliate site, The Biochar Store. This new informative tutorial will show you how to use a clean, renewable resource for cooking, heating and even gardening! It is important that our renewable choices are both clean, and sustainable. Two well known sources for renewable energy include solar and wind power, but there are others.

One main use of energy is the electricity we largely take for granted. However, most of our electricity is generated from fossil fuels, principally coal.

Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) report that our electric power came mainly from the following energy sources:

  • Coal 48.2%
  • Natural Gas 21.6%
  • Nuclear 19.3%
  • Conventional Hydroelectric 6.5%
  • Other Renewables 2.8%
  • Petroleum Liquids 0.8%
  • Other Gasses 0.4%
  • Petroleum Coke 0.3%
  • Other 0.3%
  • Hydroelectric Pumped Storage -0.1%

This chart clearly illustrates that only a small percentage of our electricity comes from Other Renewable Sources. These Other Renewable Sources include wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy and wind. Of these sources, almost 39% of the renewable total comes from Wind Generation and less than 1% from Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal. This may seem like a trivial amount, and truly, one could say that it has been in the whole scheme of things. However, with greater efficiency available in modern solar technologies, greater production numbers, 2015 will be a banner year for renewable energy, and should bring many innovations.

Doing small things to reduce your energy use and your carbon footprint does make a difference. It may appear trivial, but if each of us does our part in generating power from renewable energy sources, the cumulative impact is enormous. Contact us to find out how you can have a dramatic improvement in your energy use and efficiency. Contact us today to find out the logistics of how you can benefit from our planning and consulting services. We can help you make a real impact with an objective view.