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Peering into the future of the electricity sector

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Daily Maverick, Dirk De Vos, Sep 28, 2015


Changes in the energy sector could happen quickly. Embracing the inevitable, if yet uncertain, changes is hard to do and South Africa and Eskom are uniquely unprepared for the future. Perhaps the

Nuclear Power: Energy of the Future or Decaying Remnant of the Past?

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The Motley Fool (

Can the nuclear renaissance we’ve been promised become a reality?

Nuclear energy has gone through a lot of ups and downs in the last decade. From a nuclear renaissance to the famous nuclear meltdown in Japan

This woman is lighting up Philippines with salt

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Published: Fu’ad Lawal,

A woman in Philippines has made a lamp that runs entirely on salt and water.


Filipina scientist Aisa Mijeno had one vision in mind when she made the Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt) lamp; “To …

Family Energy partnered with American Forests to plant more than 12,000 trees on behalf of FE Customers

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New York, New York, August 7, 2015 –

Family Energy, Inc. (“FE”) offers affordable and effective carbon offset programs to its energy customers. Consumers that opt for a Green Electricity or Eco Gas program not only get peace …

How is Your Electricity Generated? Mapping the US Energy Sources

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For many of us, our electricity comes to us through power lines on the street. However, where that journey started is often a mystery. The Washington Post recently released an excellent interactive …

Dial up energy savings, even during the summer

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Alan J. Heavens, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11:06 p.m. EDT July 26, 2015


One way to save power and money is doing away with energy vampires — devices including cable and satellite set-top boxes, game consoles in connected standby mode, and computers …

The World Is Throwing Out Billions Of Dollars Along With Its Electronic Waste

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In 2014, the world got rid of 92 billion pounds of electronic waste, and nearly $50 billion worth of recyclable materials. That’s a hefty amount of lamps, laptops and air conditioners that get tossed every year, and it’s only getting

Happy Earth Day!

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Help us reach our goal to ‪#‎offset10000‬ lbs of Co2 today! Like us, or share our story on Facebook, and we will plant 1 tree on your behalf!

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This electricity-free fridge could help reduce the world’s food spoilage

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Erika Prafder, April 7, 2015

What do you get when a student from a top-ranking university decides he wants to do something cool? MIT student Quang Truong created the Evaptainer, a mobile, cooler-style device that operates on sunshine and water.…

Family Energy supports American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

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Buffalo, NY – Family Energy has proudly donated to the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Preparedness Campaign across New York and the surrounding areas.

In the U.S. approximately 36 people suffer injuries as a result of homes fires every day. …