Who benefits from green solar or wind energy the most? Apart from the obvious that all of us depend on the future of green energy, to answer this question, it’s best to look at the whole picture. Traditional fuels such as gas and oil have made a number of counties a lot of money. Fossil fuels prove to be the most powerful, reliable, and least expensive, especially now when the cost of fuel has gone down exponentially. Continue reading →
The search for affordable energy sources is never-ending. In the United States, natural gas prices have dropped significantly, inviting European countries to take advantage of the low pricing. Recently a German company announced its plans to expand significantly in the United States. Due to innovations in unlocking shale gas, the price of natural gas in the U. S. is only 25% of the cost in the European market. Price has a significant impact on energy-intensive industries and could drive more European investment to American companies.
Millions of years of accumulating fossil remains, both plant and animal, are buried deep in the earth. These remains create a mixture of carbon and hydrogen, resulting in natural gas. Drilling recovers the natural gas closest to the surface. In the United States, fracking technology is used to recover natural gas located deep in the earth. In order to determine the amount of natural gas reserves in the world, information taken from geological and engineering studies is used to determine the amount of gas that can be recovered from known reservoirs. This information is evaluated using current economic figures and present recovery technology. Continue reading →
As energy prices seem set to continue their upward trend, at least into the foreseeable future, many consumers in the UK are looking for ways to keep their energy costs down. One of the best and most popular options available to energy consumers is the dual fuel tariff. This tariff works in a unique number of ways that helps customers avoid the worst energy price increases. In this article, we will explain what dual fuel is, and why it can help consumers get the best deal on their energy bill compared with other types of tariffs, even in a highly fluctuating energy market. Continue reading →
The need for energy sources is older than human history itself, but with the advent of electrically powered devices, modern transportation methods, and the explosion in human population, energy needs over the past century have skyrocketed into the stratosphere, and show few signs of slowing down anytime soon. Traditional energy sources – namely fossil fuels – have proven to be complexly and enormously problematic. This has led to recent innovations in the field of alternative energy. And out of all of these so called “alternative” energy sources, the sun has proven to be one of the most promising. Continue reading →
We can learn a lot from some of the big corporations in the world, when it comes to being more eco-friendly. For instance a company such as Google is on a mission to power their entire company using only renewable energy. This is something we should all be striving for, not only to save ourselves a lot of money in the process but to also cut down on the amount of natural resources we use on a daily basis. Continue reading →
The electric storage heater is married to Economy 7 (E7). As with any marriage, things can go wrong. Here, then, are tips on what to look for if your heating bill goes up, and you suspect that the storage heater might be the cause. Continue reading →