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On The World's Largest Garbage Dump is Not on Land

Robert- you're right. Our current recycling process could use a bit of a makeover. We could also use a new program that encourages more people to recycle. Maybe some sort of incentive program.

Edward- you make a great point. Converting our waste into something useful would certainly cut back on the amount of debris that ends up in our waterways. And I agree- more municipalities should be working toward becoming more like LA and its conversion process. But at least someone got the ball rolling...

Thanks for commenting!

June 2, 2014    View Comment    

On California's Nightmare Comes True ... There's No More Water

These are some great methods to limit water usage. I'm especially impressed with the concept of reducing the amount of water used to wash hands from 3 gallons to less than 1!

Thanks for sharing! 

February 17, 2014    View Comment    

On Energy Innovation: Massive Solar Downdraft Tower Proposed in Arizona

I do apologize, David.  I have linked to your article at the bottom.

April 1, 2013    View Comment    

On US Now Leads in Energy Waste

Forbes recently posted a similar article claiming the same thing- that the US wastes the most energy in the world.  Check it out!



March 4, 2013    View Comment    

On Natural Gas on Track to Become Next Energy Giant

Thank you for your comments gentlemen.  I wrote this article to spark discussion and hear the views of others.  I am not claiming that natural gas WILL become our only source of energy, I simply pointed out that the use of this resource has been growing and with so many industries in favor of it, it seems as though natural gas will have a significant impact on our lives for years to come. 

No personal disrespect taken Ed, thanks for your concern.

March 1, 2013    View Comment    

On Shedding Light on the Types of Bulbs

Wow, great info Nathan.  Thanks for posting!

February 27, 2013    View Comment    

On Smart Cities: The Next Big Thing in Energy?

Great information!  I think we will definitely be seeing more smart cities in the upcoming years.

Thanks for commenting!

February 22, 2013    View Comment    

On Evolution of Energy: From Torches to Solar Panels

Thanks for the additional info, Atomik Rabbit!

February 18, 2013    View Comment    

On Evolution of Energy: From Torches to Solar Panels

Those are interesting numbers, John. People have been burning wood for hundreds of thousands of years, and you're correct, it does not seem like we are completely moving away from it. Although there are much more efficient ways to create energy, burning wood is one of the most classic methods, and probably the easiest to do.

Thanks for commenting.

February 13, 2013    View Comment    

On Energy Innovation: New Fracking Methods?

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your history teacher, Bobbi, but no, there is no relation. I'm slowly beginning to realize I have a very popular last name.  I get asked this type of question a lot!

February 11, 2013    View Comment    

On Energy Innovation: New Fracking Methods?

There may not be a 100% safe procedure to fracking just yet, but at least drilling companies are realizing the potential impacts. They are beginning to research a variety of ways to improve their techniques in order to ensure public and environmental safety. I agree with you, Bob. The public should get full disclosure of everything being used in the fracking process, and I do believe we are headed in that direction. 

Thanks for commenting.

February 8, 2013    View Comment    

On The Superdome Scores a Touchdown for Energy Efficiency

Thank you for pointing this out. 

Here is the source where I found this figure:

Toward the bottom of the article, under the "Local Stats for New Orleans" section, the aurthor states, "Energy usage at the Superdome and at supporting facilities was listed as roughly 4,600 MW of electricity. The generation of this electricity will result in approximately 3.8 million pounds of CO2 emissions. Entergy Corp. said that it will donate carbon credits to offset or neutralize the impact of these emissions."

February 4, 2013    View Comment