Buying Clean Energy
|Buying Green Power:
|Environmental Protection Agency's list of links to buying green power, publications and reports, rankings, certificates.|
|The Green Power Network provides information on green power providers, product offerings, consumer protection issues, and policies affecting green power markets. Operated and maintained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. See: Can I Buy Green Power in My State? page. ***|
|Power Scorecard lists the power choices you have in your area as well as ratings as to the environmental impacts of each power supplier.|
|U.S. Dept of Energy. The Green Power Network- Green Power Marketing choices page.|
|U.S. Dept of Energy. The Green Power Network- Green Pricing choices page.|
|Green Pricing Resource Guide. How Do I Buy Green Power?
Answers your questions- see also guide below.
|Green Pricing Resource Guide Funded by DOE for the
American Wind Energy Association. This guide focuses on utility green pricing programs, although most of the insights apply or can be adapted to green power marketing in restructured markets, and to a much lesser extent to renewable energy certificates. The Guide is written for utilities as the primary audience. 2004. PDF.
|Energy Information Administration- Green Pricing and Net Metering Programs Overview- 2006 info- Released 2008.|
|Choose Your Power !
Power Scorecard lists the power choices you have in your area
as well as ratings as to the environmental impacts of each power supplier.
|The average U.S. house consumes about 1000 W per hour.|
|One kilowatt (kW) is one thousand watts.
One megawatt (MW) is one million watts.
Daily average home load varies greatly by region- from 2 to 4 kW.
(Home loads average approximately 9,000-12,000
kilowatt-hours of electricity per year...
about 800-1000 kWh per month.)
Depending on capacity factors, roughly...
1 megawatt will power 500 to 800 homes.
100 megawatts will power 50,000 to 80,000 homes.
1000 MW equals 1 GW.
1 gigawatt will power approx 500,000 to 800,000 homes.
One gigawatt (GW) is equal to one billion watts
One terawatt (TW) is equal to one trillion watts.
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A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
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Recent Building Blog Posts
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.