Archiv für die Kategorie: energy

Jun

14

2012

How to save energy?

Abgelegt in energy

Due to the current state of the economy, many consumers are trying to find ways to cut costs. They are searching for more frugal shopping techniques and better ways to cut down the household bills. An individual attempting to budget can start by making efforts to save energy. Since the energy bill is one that fluctuates every month, a consumer can very easily cut corners and incorporate the following intelligent strategies to lower the monthly bill: (more…)

Mar

19

2012

One Year After Fukishima

Abgelegt in energy

On March 11, 2011, the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant was running on emergency generators due to the automatic shut down of the reactors following the earthquake. Compounding the problem, three reactors had already been shut down for routine maintenance. The emergency generators were disabled when the 14 meter tsunami struck the plant, resulting in nuclear meltdowns and explosions that released great quantities of radioactive material into the environment. (more…)

Mar

23

2011

Time For Renewable Energies Without Nuclear Power

Abgelegt in energy

After the devastating earthquake Japan suffered recently, many have come to wonder: Is nuclear power really the best way? Though long-heralded as the cleanest form of energy, incidents like the Fukushima reactor explosion after the powerful tsunami and earthquake Japan experienced have raised valid concerns about nuclear power’s long-term viability. Could renewable energies be the answer to these problems? (more…)

Feb

19

2011

BP After the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Abgelegt in energy

The infamous BP Oil Spill was the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. History. People who witnessed the event on television remember the commercials that British Petroleum made during that time promising to stay as long as necessary and do whatever it takes to make things right again. (more…)

Jan

10

2011

Niger Delta Oil Spills: Cause, Impact and Responsibility

Abgelegt in energy

What has been viewed as an environmental crisis in the US is a chronic condition in Nigeria. Oil spills are a frequent occurence in the ecologically rich Niger Delta. It is estimated that nearly five times the 2.5 million gallons spilled in the Gulf has been soaking the Niger Delta every year for the past five decades. But what are the reasons for that bad condition in the Niger Delta? (more…)