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Most Awaited Eco Concept Cars

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Motor companies are in competition over making eco concept cars and many have made several hits in the market. Eco concept cars provides the models for the future and in this way these model advertise for themselves a year or two before they hit the market.So, here’s a list of the most awaited eco concept cars:

BMW i3 and BMW i8 Spyder Eco Concept Cars

Recently BMW has come up with its born electric BMW i3 concept car which can hit 60 mph in just 8 seconds. Whoa man can you believe it? BMW i3 isn’t expected to hit the market until 2013, but the BMW i Store in London has started to advertise for the upcoming electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Another hit by BMW is BMW i8 Spyder concept car, which is a kind of its own when it comes to beauty.

Pininfarina Cambiano Eco Concept Car

The three-door Cambiano is a plugin hybrid but a unique one. It has a range of 127 miles with its electric package. To recharge the batteries a diesel-powered gas turbine is attached to the generator, which increases the car’s range to a total of 497 miles. The car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Now that’s something!

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Commercial Uses Of Wind Turbines

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Cheap energy is the dream of the modern era. The energy capacity of water is being capped since ages and the use of solar energy is gaining popularity. A new development in this direction is production of energy using wind. The windmills have been in service since long for milling of cereals but their potential for electricity generation is a new dimension. They appear to be a promising and cheap source of energy with no harmful environmental hazards.

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are successfully being used in UK and many parts of the globe in generation of electricity for the people. It is a good opportunity for power users in reducing their energy cost and developing strong infrastructures, which support the wind turbine technology. Wind power is capable of fulfilling one half of our energy needs and it is not a new concept for many industrial users. One example of the potential of wind turbines is the Coemi 55/15 50kW turbine that can generate up to 188,000 kWhs per annum.

Commercial Interest

The sources of alternative energy are a blessing for consumers sick of load shedding and electricity bills. As against the traditional energy sources of oil and gas, the wind energy provides a safe and environment friendly option. Wind power could be utilized to generate innumerable business profits by providing electricity for both domestic as well as the industrial purposes. Assessing the vast potential of the energy capacity of wind, a large number of investors are concentrating on this technology. Wind turbines for commercial users can become an amazing revenue earning opportunity.

Advantages Of Wind turbines

Wind power creates positive impact upon the environment as well as upon the cost of the electricity.

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The Real Problems with Ethanol as Alternative Fuel

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The quest for alternate fuel is the dream of all scientists. Various energy resources are already being capped like the solar and wind energy. Different fractions of petroleum are distilled to yield various fuels. But perhaps the most important breakthrough in this field is the production of a bio-fuel called ethanol. Many of the scientists are calling ethanol the fuel of the future.

Ethanol

Ethanol is the ethyl alcohol produced by the fermentation of sugars etc. This is used in drugs and as a part of alcohol for drinks. The same is also now used as a solvent and above all the fuel for vehicles. Ethanol gained worldwide publicity once an aircraft with this bio-fuel flew across Atlantic. Ethanol is gaining world wide popularity due to its safe nature for environment.

Advantages Of Ethanol

Ethanol is called as the fuel of the future. It is being used to power cars and buses and gives great mileage. It is cheaper as it is produced from the food crops like sugarcane. Furthermore, it’s burning yields minimal emissions of carbon dioxide and no other harmful gases are generated.

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What is Eco Air Conditioning?

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During summer season everybody tries to stay cool that can only be done via a good air condition. On the other hand, during winter season everyone expects to be warm. Using machines and electronics to go against nature has become a common thing and people don’t even think about it. In reality, people consume a great amount of energy for keeping themselves warm or cold and they leave impact on the environment. All these things directly or indirectly define how green are people.

Summer and Eco Air Conditioning

Summer and Eco Air Conditioning

Eco air conditioning can be an effective step from you towards being green. Eco air conditioning has various good features hat make it a preferred choice over conventional car conditioning.

Facts about Conventional Air Conditioning

Traditional air conditioning utilizes hydrofluorocarbons (CFC) that are destructive for ozone layer. Many companies have phased out CFC but still they are destructive for ozone layer. Air conditioning consumes a great amount of electricity that is generated with fossil fuels that harm the environment. According to careful estimations, a single air conditioning unit emits 1.34ibs of Carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour used. Air conditioning constitutes half of the amount that charged for the domestic electricity billing in the US. In simple words, air conditioning cannot neither be overlooked nor be mishandled.

Nature as Eco Conditioner

Air conditioning is inevitable in extreme weather conditions. People can make use of nature as an eco conditioner by designing their offices and homes eco friendly. Read the full story

Biofuel Problems

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Bio fuels are basically the alternative fuels for the petroleum based fuels. They are thought to be energy conserving, pollution free and environment friendly.

Actual Facts about the Bio-fuels

They are basically prepared from the biological materials and the purpose behind their usage is that they pollute the environment comparatively less than the petroleum based fuels. But the reality is somehow converse to it. It is found that the amount of carbon dioxide released by the Bio fuels in the environment is four times larger than that of petroleum based fuels. These findings are recently released by the European Commission in Brussels, released under the Freedom of Information Act. The particular ones are the oils used for fuel extracted from the soybean biomass.

Negative Aspects

Use of Biofuels

If we put the concentration of carbon contributed to the environment by the usage of Bio-fuels, there is another important factor that must be considered regarding its preparation. Most of the Bio-fuels are prepared by exacting the oils from the plant sources. This destroys the plant life and is likely to cause certain problems in the ecosystem.

After that, once they have been prepared, their burning produces too much of the carbon dioxide gas in the environment that is harmful both for the plant and animal life. The ratio of oxygen in such environment ultimately gets lowered.

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Easy Ways To GO GREEN!

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If you really want to go green and put your efforts to save the beauty of this earth and preserve its longevity but you are too lazy to take initial then let us help you. Remember, its not only you who stuck at some point in going green, there are other people, as well who felt the same at some point in going green. Sometimes it seems difficult to go green especially to those who have a lot of other things to do within 24 hours of a day. However, you can play your effective role in saving the earth by doing the same old activities but in rather different style. Bear in mind that being eco-friendly is not as difficult as people normally think it is.

What you should to go green?

You can change little things and become an eco-friendly human. Consider following important changes in your daily routine to play your role to save the beauty and life of this earth.

Change your Washing Habits

Consider following this while using any type of washing machines to do the house:

Load Carefully

This is laziest and easiest thing that you can do to go green. Avoid running half a load or small part while using dishwashers and washing machines. That’s important because half loading and small loading wastes a lot of water and energy. Whenever use dishwashers and washing machines, load them full. Change your washing habits today for better future of earth. Read the full story

Global Warming and Its Causes

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Global warming is the most pricking question in this age. But still a great number of people are unaware of what global warming is and what its causes are. Let’s have a look on the causes of global warming. To do so, first we should know that global warming is an overall state of existence that has evolved from a number of environmental factors. All these factors merged together and gave birth to a big problem in the form of series of events that is collectively called as the global warming.

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Depletion of Ozone

The global warming gained the attention of people after the depletion of Ozone layer. A molecular form of oxygen is called Ozone. The ozone layer is set in the lower part of the stratosphere of the Earth in the form of the thin strata forming a layer.

Due to the depletion of ozone layer, ultraviolet rays reach the surface of the earth directly and cause certain types of skin and other problems. Is it right that rise in UV radiations equate to global warming? The answer is not really. In reality, in the opinion of several scientists, depletion of the Ozone layer ending in cooling of both the troposphere and stratosphere. The main reason to co-relate depletion of Ozone layer to the global warming is to represent the need to maintain a balance between harmful radiation to reach the surface of the earth and human life to stop the increase the water and air temperature. Read the full story

Concerns Over Methane Gas

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Methane gas is seen as a danger to the society and often results because of the industrial and agricultural emissions. However, it is overlooked as a greenhouse gas. Today, the environmental protection agency believes that we humans are responsible for up to one third percent of the clime change. Factors which add up to the methane gas could be a leakage in a gas pipelines, animal, cattle and sheep waste and coal mines.

Concerns Of Methane

However, the brighter aspect in the whole picture is that methane compared to the carbon dioxide emissions is much easier and lesser expensive to contain. An example of this could the example of United States agreement with 38 countries who would work together to reduce the methane emissions with the use of cost effective technologies.

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Furthermore, Mexico has joined hands with the United States in launching an agreement by the name of Global Methane Initiative which asks countries worldwide to reduce the methane emissions by investing money into the sectors which release the highest methane gas. Read the full story

Save Energy Through Paper Recycling

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Did you know paper recycling is a great way to save on energy? How? Well, simple! When you recycle paper, you actually lessen off the landfill sites that often end up burning piles of paper. Obviously that burning emit smoke that harms the environment.

As it is, a third of all household wastes consists of paper products. From product packs to writing paper, majority of the stuff was paper material. And sadly only around 1.3 million tonnes were collected for recycling whereas the rest all went to landfills.

Remember not to mix up paper recycling with trees conservation as companies that manufacture paper actually plant and cut their own trees and not harming the natural environment.  Read the full story

Green House Gases And Its Type

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Green house is a process by which the radiative energy is absorbed by leaving a planetary surface and is absorbed by some atmospheric gases. Green house gases are those gases which are present in the atmosphere which absorb and emit radiation within the thermal range. In this process half of the sun rays is absorbed by the earth’s surface and half of it goes back to the troposphere again. These energy packets which are absorbed by green house contains energy packs which have heat and sunlight in them. sunlight always plays an important role for providing energy to plants and also for human beings.

But sometimes these sun rays can also be harmful for anyone can be effected by it. The negative effect that the sun has on the earth is called Green House Effect.Green house is effected mainly because there are many harmful gases present in the atmosphere which leaves a bad impact and destroys the green house. The atmosphere mostly gets harmful due to carbon dioxide or other harmful gases. Read the full story

Ten Major Benefits of Solar Energy

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Sunlight is made of tiny packets of energy called photons. Every minute enough of this free energy reaches the earth that it can meet all of the world’s energy needs for a full year.

Solar Energy

I will discuss here the major ten benefits of the solar energy:

1 - First of all we knew that solar energy is a renewable energy. So there is no need to worry that sunlight will run out or will be used all up. Sun is a permanent source of energy and it will be there everyday.

2 – Solar energy is having no harm impact on the environment means its environment friendly. As fossil fuels that release the greenhouse gases, carcinogens and carbon dioxide while solar cells don’t release any harmful elements in the atmosphere.

3 – Solar panels are so much durable and are having no moving parts that you worry about replacing anything. Read the full story