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Hemp Plastic Material Ten Times Stronger Than Steel Amongst the thousands of products made from hemp, one of the most extraordinary is Henry Ford’s Plastic Hemp Car. Built in 1941, it contained cellulose fibers derived from hemp, sisal, and wheat straw. The hemp plastic was lighter than steel, yet could withstand ten times the impact […]

Why We Should ReUse Glass Containers

 ReUse And Recycling Glass Glass recycling and glass reuse should be more incorporated into our daily lives. There are no excuses why we shoudn’t be reusing glass containers. State laws should encourage the reuse and recycling of glass. It is estimated that 41 billion glass containers are made every year, and 27 billion glass containers […]

Here’s A Great Solution to Power Failures Get into the Green Zone and save some green at the same time with this easy DIY solar project! The Sunforce 50044 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit gives you everything you need to run your laptop most of the day with free energy, and even more! Another fantastic reason to obtain a solar powered […]

Which State Has The Most Wind Power?

View A Collection Of State Wind Maps In U.S. Where are the most suitable locations in America to install a wind generator? Which states generate the most wind? Is it worthwhile to install a wind generator on my land? These are questions that many consumers are asking themselves. If you are planning to install your own […]

Cash For Clunker Appliances Is Here! In late 2009 or early 2010, the government is going to give rebates when you purchase new Energy Star labeled appliances. The rebate ranges from $50 to $250. Most likely, the rebate programs will take effect at the beginning of 2010. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced […]

PS20 Solar Power Tower In Spain

World’s Second Commercial Solar Tower Plant The PS20 solar power tower is part of the Solucar Platform, located in Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville. It has the capability to generate 20 megawatts (MW) of electricity. This is enough to power up 10,000 homes with clean energy. The builder was Abengoa Solar. The solar tower was put […]

GM Chevy Volt Boasts 230 MPG! It is now official that the Chevy Volt has an EPA rating of 230 MPG in the city, as announced today by GM CEO Fritz Henderson. The combined city/highway average will be more than 100 MPG. The Volt should get up to 40 miles on electricity alone, on one single charge […]

Take A Ride In My Solar Car

The Solar Car Challenges A solar car is an electric car that is powered by solar panels. Photovoltaic cells convert sun into energy. Are solar cars ready for primetime? Probably not for most of us. That is, unless you you are ready to shell out $117,000 plus tax. If that’s not a problem, you might […]

Europeans Stockpiling Incandescent Bulbs

Today’s Shopping List — Twenty Years Worth Of Incandescent Bulbs! Light bulb socialism has spread rampantly across Europe. European consumers are not exactly embracing the light bulb legislation that has been imposed upon them. In Germany, citizens are flocking to hardware stores to buy traditional light bulbs, and not compact flourescent bulbs.  The Der Spiegel (July 27, 2009) […]

Electric Rate Hikes Due To Softening Of Industrial Demand Electricity is vital to economic success. Electricity is essential to businesses and residential areas across the United States. There are more than 3,273 traditional electric utilities in the United States, and continually growing. The U.S. Commercial Average Price per kilowatthour was 9.65 cents in 2007. The […]

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