By Spiegel Online: Germany’s switch to renewable energies is driving up electricity bills across the country, with a green technology surcharge set to rise by nearly 50 percent next year. With frustration over the high price tag, it promises to become a key issue in next year’s election campaign. Germany’s four leading electrical grid operators […]

Make your home feel warmer without turning up the heat this winter. With these winterization tips, you’ll save energy without spending much money (and you might even qualify for $500-$1,500 in tax credits) 1. Dodge the Draft(s) According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use. Start simple […]

By the Guardian: The European commission has watered down proposals to reduce the indirect climate impact of biofuels, but is sticking to a strict new limit on the amount of food crops that can be used to make fuel, draft legislation showed. The late changes mean that fuel suppliers will not, as originally planned, be held accountable for the […]

By Gabe Keith, Cleantech Authority: Noted as the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, an interesting and possibly foreshadowing event is taking place in Japan since the tsunami devastated the land. Wood from the decommissioned nuclear power plants will be used to fuel their Biomass Energy Program. In this case, the old will be replaced by the […]

By Louise Downing, Bloomberg: Britain’s Green Investment Bank plans to channel funds for offshore wind projects into facilities that are already operating and probably won’t fund the more risky construction phase. Ian Nolan, head of origination at the government-backed institution, said the 3 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) set aside as the bank’s initial capital isn’t […]

By Justin Loiseau, Daily Finance: lOn the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, environmental advocates aren’t finished with their fight against fracking. A green coalition has banded together to halt hydraulic fracturing in California, armed with a whole bunch of lawyers and a whole bunch of money. Let’s review the dirty details of this clean […]

By Lana dale: Reducing your carbon footprint is a key focal point in much of the media nowadays and it is imperative that everybody does their bit to help make our World a better place for our children and grandchildren. There are many different ways to ‘go green’ from recycling to using up less water […]