August 14th, 2013
Using alternative fuels in your business, whether its to power vehicles or to power your manufacturing plant, can save you money while also saving energy.
More and more companies these days are converting their truck, bus and van fleets to natural gas. Conversion costs about 8,000 per vehicle, but the cost is constantly dropping and there are government grants and tax breaks available to help with the cost. A gallon equivalent of natural gas costs about 1.50 to 2 less than a gallon of unleaded gasoline, which means you can hit your break-even point Read the rest of this entry »
June 5th, 2013
As society advances, concern for the environment is steadily increasing. This is good for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it means that the future of the planet is guaranteed to be a much cleaner and better environment for living. The fact of the matter is that a lot of things that society does today are actually detrimental to the environment. One of the things that is very bad is traditional fuel. Every time a gasoline-powered car starts and runs, it is pumping pollutants into the air. This Read the rest of this entry »
March 27th, 2013
Changing standards for alternative fuels is going to take a considerable amount of time and effort on behalf of everyone. Unfortunately, there is no simple way to change over to a completely new source of energy, and that is the one thing that is forcing some consumers to turn away from the concept. Many people fail to realize that some changes are worth making in the long run. The good news is that alternative fuels are becoming more popular each day, and the trend will likely continue as more people Read the rest of this entry »
March 24th, 2013
Consumer guidelines for appliances, vehicles and other products have only recently begun to stress the importance of greater energy-efficiency. Assessing the appliances and devices that you make use of everyday in order to determine which of them may need to be replaced with a more sustainable alternative could be the first step you take towards creating a more efficient lifestyle. Small changes in lifestyle and habits have the potential to make a big difference in dealing with the current energy crisis; by learning more about this issue you may be able to ensure your efforts and contributions are Read the rest of this entry »
March 21st, 2013
Most homes in America run on electricity every single day. Every one of your appliances probably runs on electricity, including the heat that keeps the home nice and comfortable. The most important thing you need to do is to consider the main benefits that come when you switch to propane. Propane is a clean-burning fuel that is also relatively cost-effective when compared to electricity. Propane also helps you to run heaters and stoves even if there is an electrical outage in your Read the rest of this entry »
March 18th, 2013
The technological advancements we see in green energy is awe inspiring. Today, we’re witnessing technologies come into fruition that were only seen actualized before in the most audacious of science fiction. Wind, hydroelectric, solar, and geothermic technologies are all looking to do their part in achieving clean energy independence.
We have to learn when to separate hopes from erroneous idealism. People may be holding out and hoping for a future without any of today’s power technology, but they would be denying a crucial part of Read the rest of this entry »
March 15th, 2013
â€œAlternative fuelsâ€ is a term heard today in the media. Many people do not know all the forms of alternative fuels available or how they can affect a personâ€™s everyday life. An alternative fuel is one that is not normally considered conventional, such as diesel or gasoline. Some examples of alternative fuels are:
â€¢ Biodiesel, which is a fuel made from plant oils. This can be used in its entirety or mixed with regular diesel fuel.
â€¢ Natural gas vehicles are on the road today.
â€¢ Hybrid vehicles, such as gasoline/electric hybrids, save money on fuel. Click Here for other ways to save with your vehicle.
â€¢ Hydrogen fuel cells produce usable energy and the waste product is water. This is being explored for use in passenger vehicles in the near future.
One advantage of using these fuels is to reduce pollutants in the air. Carbon dioxide, sulfur and other contaminants are reduced; healthier air to breathe is a result. The ozone layer is protected, which in turn means fewer skin cancers in the population.
As more fuels come onto the market in the future, consumers will have more choices in vehicles and the different fuels they use. As cleaner cars, lawnmowers and other engines come onto the market, the consumers as well as the environment will benefit.