Glacial Energy Blog

Teaching Children About Electricity

Electricity is a major part of all of our lives. From turning on the lights at night to playing video games, electricity is a part of almost everything we do. As such, it is also important to learn all we can about electricity and how it helps appliances function. Teaching children about electricity may seem [...]

Look for These Energy Efficient Features When Buying a Home

If you’re in the market to purchase a new home, you may very well be considering all that goes along with that including the condition of the house, the location, and the energy efficiency of the house. An energy efficient home will help save you money on your monthly energy bills and provide a more [...]

LED Bulbs are Energy Efficient, but are they Cost Efficient?

LED bulbs are many times more efficient than their incandescent counterparts. A 12 watt LED bulb can output as much light as a 60 watt incandescent bulb. But for all their energy saving abilities, are they really worth the investment? Would it actually be cheaper to use an incandescent bulb and replace it every time [...]

Is Your Attic Properly Insulated?

Does it seem like your home doesn’t stay as warm or as cool as you feel it should be? During the winter, on a particularly cool evening, leave a thermometer in the attic for a few hours. When you collect it, compare the temperature to the outside temperature and the inside temperature of your home. [...]

How a Hotel Can Become Eco-Friendly

If you’re looking to go on vacation and want to make sure your temporary home is environmentally friendly, try Green Hotels. The Green Hotels Association has been listing hotels that are dedicated to providing guests with a comfortable stay and caring for their employees since 1993. These hotels implement energy management systems, fluorescent and LED [...]

Battle of the Bulbs

Ever since February 2007, incandescent bulbs have been the target of legislation to phase them out of use by 2014. The reason for this phase out is simple: incandescent bulbs are severely inefficient. So that begs the question: What bulbs should we switch to? There are two possible answers to that question. And in this [...]

An Innovation in Energy Storage

When we think of energy storage, most people will think of batteries. Batteries store electricity and release it as necessary for a variety of devices, from cars to phones. But batteries aren’t the only method of storing energy. A reservoir located behind the Lewiston power plant at Niagara Falls stores 1900 acres worth of water [...]

The Benefits Going Organic

Today’s fruits and vegetables are often genetically altered. Think about seedless watermelons or even an ear of corn. Watermelons need seeds to become a plant to produce another melon to spread seeds. Seedless watermelons are genetically altered so they only end up producing very few, underdeveloped seeds. When the Pilgrims landed in the New World, [...]

Water Energy Innovations

California is facing a situation where up to 12,000 megawatts of electricity generation facilities will be retired or repurposed. However, the state’s water and wastewater facilities will be able to increase reliability while decreasing the need for centralized power plants and electricity demand. How can they do all this? Water Energy Innovations, Inc. has released [...]

Preventing Static Electricity Shocks

 ZAP! “Ouch!� We often experience static shocks throughout our lives. They happen when we open a door, brush a metal cabinet, or grab a wire. Sometimes it’s barely noticeable and other times it can hurt. Is there any way to avoid them? First, it’s important to understand what causes the static shocks. All materials have [...]

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