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All New Posts Tagged 'energy' (4)

Beacon's new solar farm is active!

The panels will supply enough power to cover 60% of the city's public electricity needs. Read the full story on The New Climate:…


Added by Patrick Metzger on July 2, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments

What's Your Water Footprint?

You've heard of a carbon bout a water footprint? I found this neat visualization by Good magazine of how much water we use both directly and via the products that we consume. Looks like the #1 thing we can do is cut down beef consumption. (it'll help with global warming too!)

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Added by Venessa Miemis on March 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Can We Bring the Renewable Energy Industry to Beacon?

I was reading an article this morning, Making the Most of the Stimulus Bill: It Pays to Go Green, and began to wonder how Beacon could entice investors/companies to start renewable energy projects here. There are so many empty factory buildings around - how would a solar panel production plant stimulate the local economy? Or something to do with wind or geothermal… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on March 11, 2009 at 8:50am — 6 Comments

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

If you're planning on doing any upgrades to your home this year for energy efficiency (insulation, roof, HVAC, solar panels, biomass stove, etc), don't forget to check what federal tax credits are available to you. The recently passed stimulus package has increased the amount of credit you can get for certain home improvements.

To read the rules, download forms, and… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on March 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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