Glacial Energy Blog

Pennsylvania and Natural Gas: A Match Made in Heaven

Pennsylvania is home to the second largest natural gas field in the world, the Marcellus Shale formation. This massive source of energy is also a massive source of wealth for the state. The Marcellus Shale is instrumental in bringing some stability to the local economy and the workers that harvest the gas. In fact, nearly [...]

How is Natural Gas Transported?

Natural gas is a growing energy source that is providing homes and businesses with cleaner, reliable energy all over the country. But have you ever wondered how that natural gas gets to your home? On the small scale, it may seem as simple as tapping into a natural gas pipeline that goes by your home, [...]

Wind and Snow (but not what you think)

Wind energy is steadily blowing away the energy markets and gaining a cool advantage in colder climates. It is predicted that by the year 2017, wind energy will produce between 45 and 50 gigawatts of electricity in cold climates alone. This would by a 72% increase over 2012’s output. Tomas Wellenius, a researcher with VTT [...]

What’s in the Sun?

The sun provides us with light and warmth every single day. We use sunlight to warm our homes, help grow our plants, and even power cities. The sun, whose official name is Sol (where we get the word “solar� from), produces enough energy every single second to power every electronic device on the Earth for [...]

What Room in Your House Uses the Most Electricity?

Some months, we find that our energy bills are higher than others. We just pass it off as using more electricity that month, but we rarely try to break down what specifically is causing the bill to go up. There are a few ways to determine what room is the biggest eater of energy, and [...]

Twenty Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

Going green and making your home more energy efficient isn’t just about keeping the environment clean. It can actually save you some money too. There are all sorts of ways to make your home more energy efficient, whether it’s installing insulation, upgrading your central air system, replacing your windows, switching to better lighting solutions, or [...]