Glacial Energy Blog

2040: The Year Natural Gas Reigns

Coal has been the leading fuel for energy production for hundreds of years, but the Energy Information Administration believes natural gas will fill that role by the year 2040. Current production trends show gas taking 35% of the electricity market compared to the projected 32% for coal. This brings with it some good news and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Future of the Coal Industry

Climate change is a growing concern all over the globe, and consumers are looking to secure a cleaner future by switching to renewable energy solutions. Unfortunately for the coal industry, this means a major downturn in their sales. But, to keep up with the times, other, more environmentally friendly methods must be explored. There are [...]

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 [...]

Moving 101: Switching Your Power

If you are getting ready to move, you already have quite a few things on your mind more than likely. You have to think about the actual physical part of the move, make sure that your furniture arrives on time, ensure that you have your cable and phone connected, and you have to make sure [...]

The Invention of the First Light Bulb

The light bulb has a long and interesting history, and while you might think you know about the invention of the first light bulb, there’s a good chance that you are incorrect. Do you believe that Thomas Edison was the inventor of the very first light bulb in 1879? The history of the bulb is [...]

Still Learning with Schoolhouse Rock

If you were a child in the late 70s and 80s, then you probably know a bit about Schoolhouse Rock. The short cartoon music videos were staples of Saturday morning television, and they covered a host of different types of topics all in an effort to teach youngsters about various things. The catchy lyrics and [...]

Reminder: What a power outage can look like

Every so often we face a natural disaster and it leads into a power outage. The recent Super Storm Sandy gave the East Coast a harsh reminder what life without electricity can look like. This was sadly not the first time that Americans have suffered power outages following a natural disaster. Last year the East [...]

10 ways to be thrifty and save energy

There are simple things you can do to save electricity, money and greenhouse gas emissions in your home or workplace that help reduce your impact on the environment. Most homes today come equipped with televisions, DVD players, cell phones, laptops and a gaggle of other electronics. All these items continue to use electricity if they’re [...]

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