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How to Help the Planet on World Population Day

World Population Day is Sunday, July 11th this year. It’s a day that focuses on the fact that we are all one, interconnected population, and equality for all is something we all have to work towards together.  There’s another pressing need that is always in the spotlight on World Population Day. The world population has continued to grow at a slow pace, and the need to conserve resources and energy…

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How Did Renewable Energy Start?

Humans have always relied on the power of renewable energy. Thousands of years ago, people were using waterwheels—today we would call this “hydropower”—to harness the energy generated by flowing rivers and streams. A waterwheel works by means of a rotating shaft and paddles. The turning of this mechanism transforms the kinetic energy of moving water into mechanical or (today) electrical energy. The energy produced has, over millennia, helped us mill…

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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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What Is the Best Renewable Energy Source?

  Verde Energy has worked with, to date, more than a quarter-million residential, business, and organizational clients to provide high-quality service for their energy needs. The company serves customers in the Northeastern United States, harnessing the power of renewable energy sources including solar, wind, hydroelectric, and biomass power. Verde Energy further supports the development of green energy through its purchases of renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to offset 100 percent…

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Eco-Friendly Activities to Try This Year

April is a beautiful time of year when all the plants are in full bloom after a long winter and animals are beginning to become more active. It’s a reminder that our world is full of life and how much care is needed to protect it. That’s what Earth Day is all about. Every year on April 22nd we celebrate our planet’s diversity of life and bring attention to green…

How Green Energy Is Good for Human Health

Serving residential and business customers from Washington, DC, to New England and eastward to Ohio, Verde Energy has become a leader in providing energy backed by renewable sources. Verde’s focus is on providing sustainable energy supply options from sources like wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. In a time of increasing focus on the importance of individual and public health, the expansion of renewables means a decreasing reliance on traditional fossil…