Tag Archives: Electricity

Real Life Energy Blog: Shedding Light

As we approach the 236th birthday of this great country, let us look at how far we have come and be thankful for the daily amenities that we may take for granted. Read more from “Shedding Light” a Real Life Energy Blog by Matt Reber. Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

I am HOT, You are COLD

Introducing a new blogger, Matt Reber… Matt will blog about real life and how we really use energy in our lives. Like in his first blog, I am HOT, YOU are COLD… you can have the most energy efficient air conditioner in the whole world but it doesn’t matter if a family and the individuals i the family don’t agree… Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Stay Safe: Gas and Electric Power Line Safety Tips

Just as you should be mindful about your energy use, you also need to be mindful about underground and overhead gas and electric power lines. Conservation Conversations takes a break from energy efficiency to ensure you know how to stay safe when it comes to gas and electric power lines. Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Growth of Electronics: Home Energy and Disposal

The growth and innovation of electronics has increased the number of electronic devices in a household and the amount of energy they consume. At the same time, the development of new products or improved features has increased the number of obsolete electronics, or electronics that are now outdated. Learn how to reduce energy waste and dispose of old electronic devices with resources from Conservation Conversations! Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Catch Some Rays: Solar Panels Harness the Sun’s Power

It’s hard to ignore the power of the sun, especially as the seasons change from winter to spring and spring into summer. Many of us appreciate the warmer temperatures and additional hours of sunlight during spring and summer months, but households, businesses and buildings with solar panels have even more to be thankful for. Learn more about the benefits of solar power, the ways solar power is converted into electricity and the impacts of solar energy with information and resources from Conservation Conversations. Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Energy is in the Air: About Wind Energy

Energy is in the air, in 2011 wind turbines in the United States generated about 3% of total U.S. electricity generation. This might seem like a small percentage, cut 3% of total U.S. electricity generation is equal to the energy use of about 10 million households. Learn more about wind energy, how a wind turbine works, top states for wind generated electricity and the benefits of wind energy with information and resources from Conservation Conversations. Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utilizing Earth’s Energy: Biomass and Geothermal Energy

When you think of renewable energy do you think of organic materials or the ground? Despite the popularity of wind and solar energy, two other forms of renewable energy; biomass and geothermal, are gaining new attention. Learn more about biomass energy and geothermal energy with Conservation Conversations. Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Water Use in the Production of Energy

Did you know that reducing your energy use can help you save water? Today we will look at the relationship between water and energy in the process of generating energy for you to use at home, work or school. In most power plants, water cools the steam that spins the electricity-generating turbines. Learn more about they ways water is used in the production of energy and how much water is used in the process of generating energy. Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Relationship Between Water and Energy Use at Home

Did you know that reducing water waste at home can help you save electricity? Electricity and water are connected in two major ways, today we look at the relationship between water and energy us at home. According to the EPA, about 8% of U.S. energy demand is used to treat, pump and heat water. Learn how to save water and energy at home with information and tips from Conservation Conversations! Posted in Conservation Conversations Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment