Glacial Energy Blog

Green Friday

Sales are upon us! Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, and it marks the first shopping day in the countdown to Christmas. People all over the country line up at stores early in the morning, some overnight, hoping to get the best deals. But one has to consider, what kind [...]

Stuffing Savers

The time is fast approaching for door-buster deals, holiday shopping sprees, fancy dinners, and family gatherings. Why not throw in some savings as well? This holiday season, look for ways to cut costs, from using coupons for food purchases to using crock pots to cut energy costs. Many local grocery stores offer reward points to [...]

Taking the Competition Solar

Every year, the United States Department of Energy hosts the Solar Decathlon, where teams of students from universities all over the world compete to build a functioning solar powered home in an effort to raise awareness of sustainable living. The competition involves 10 contests over two years. In the end, these homes get disassembled with [...]

Electric Blankets: Keeping Warm, Keeping Safe

As the colder months start settling in, we may often find ourselves looking forward to snuggling up in a warm bed. Many of us will crawl into a seemingly ice cold bed that will warm up while we stay bundled up in it. But those of us with electric blankets can simply preheat our beds [...]

Renewable Energy and Energy Storage

Renewable energy is shaping the future of how we live our lives daily. Whether it is wind, solar, bio, or water powered, all that energy needs to be stored until its use is required. Several companies are developing high performance batteries to store this energy, but the batteries are currently too costly for mainstream use. [...]

Gadgets To Monitor Your Electricity Usage

How many appliances are running in your house right now? Remember that just because a device is “off�, it does not necessarily mean it isn’t drawing on electricity. Televisions, DVD players, refrigerators, microwaves, computers, cell phone chargers, etc. are all constantly drawing power when they are plugged in. This could be leading to unnecessarily high [...]

Cold Fusion: The Next Fuel Source?

Nuclear technology has come a long way since it was heavily developed in the 1940s and 1950s. Instead of being used for war and destruction, nuclear power plants have been producing large quantities of relatively clean energy, powering our homes and businesses. These power plants operate on the process known as nuclear fission. Nuclear fission [...]

Low Carbon Electricity

Climate change has been a hot button issue for a number of years now. The primary reason behind climate change is greenhouse gas emissions, which the world was responsible for 50 gigatonnes (Gt) in 2010. Electricity generation consisted of a little less than a quarter of all emissions at 13 Gt. That includes generating electricity [...]

Recycle Your Old Gadgets

When you replace your cell phone, mouse, laptop, monitor, or any other gadget, do you tend to pack it away in a box of dead electronics, cables, and plugs? You could actually be stowing away unknown cash. Several companies and even major retailers like Best Buy and Apple will buy back old technology and reimburse [...]

Ten Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

There are a lot of little hidden “secrets� to life that make things a little easier for us. We’ll give you our top 10 picks for simple life hacks to make every day a little less stressful. Paper cuts can be healed instantly by rubbing a little bit of chapstick over them. Going exactly the [...]

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