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How Do You Measure Your Carbon Footprint?

We hear a great deal today about the carbon footprint we, our homes, and our businesses generate. For many people, the term sounds a little abstract and removed from daily life, but it’s actually completely down-to-earth. Your carbon footprint is the total measure of the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and other harmful gases released into the atmosphere) generated by your lifestyle choices. A carbon footprint measures not only the number… ...
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Should You Get a Home Energy Audit in 2021?

The concept of a home energy audit hasn’t been around long, but it’s definitely caught on. As demand for energy and concerns over the reliability of electricity grids have grown so has the prevalence of home energy audits. The idea is simple. A professional who is trained to identify energy waste and possible improvements will go through the entire home notating what they find. The auditor will then give you… ...
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Life-Saving Electricity Safety Tips

What You Should Know About Electricity Safety? Electricity is all around us all the time. It’s an invisible power source that both makes the world easier to live in and more dangerous. Oftentimes, we’re so used to electricity that we forget what a danger it can be, which is clear from the statistics. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that every year around 1,000 people die from electrical-related injuries.… ...
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When 100% Renewable Energy Doesn’t Mean Zero Carbon

Verde Energy serves residential and business customers with renewable energy, notably solar, wind, and hydroelectric power. Today’s heightened interest in renewable energy has led to greater research into its efficacy and value and a more nuanced discussion of its pros and cons. One distinction important to keep in mind: “Renewable” doesn’t always mean “sustainable” or “zero-carbon” by nature. Here’s what you should know. Defining “renewable” In precise terms, “renewable” means… ...
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What Is Clean Energy?

Simply expressed, “clean” energy is energy produced without the release of dangerous greenhouse gases–carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, methane, and the like–or other detriments to the environment. Most of the “clean” sources of energy we think of today are also renewable. These “renewables” include sources that are inexhaustible as we know them to exist in nature: wind, the sunlight that produces solar power, the strength of the earth’s tides, the water… ...
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