The scientific community is strongly divided. On the one hand we see proponents of biodiesel extolling it as a less polluting solution than fossil fuels, on the other hand, there are numerous scientists who see biodiesel as an even greater threat than oil. The ideal would be to exploit cooking oil. exhausted, destined for landfills or worse, ending up in the exhaust pipes, transformed into biodiesel and ready to power cars or to heat our homes.
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The Municipality of Castagneto Carducci, Livorno, wants to become an example of "zero cost consumption", where costs are zeroed both for the local administration and for the environment. The project is called "A World of Light at Zero Cost" and aims to achieve considerable energy savings with a significant reduction in environmental impact.
It sounds trivial but a light bulb can really make a difference. It is the small gestures that make the difference, just think that using the so-called "slippers", multiple sockets for electricity, you will meet a large energy saving which translated into economic terms, will allow you to save more than 60 euros each 'year.
Public housing with zero impact located in beautiful Florence. The project will be completed within 3 years and the first zero-impact building will rise in the surroundings of Piazza Artusi and will house 39 accommodations. There will also be playrooms and other zero-impact public buildings.
The large architectural structures of the world are hungry for energy, transforming a bridge and a skyscraper into an energy-efficient complex means saving energy and reducing harmful emissions. The adaptation of public structures could represent a concrete turning point towards energy saving so as to become an example for all citizens.
Can waste be a source of clean energy? While a technology that uses a waste-eating bacterium is patented in Naples, 2,400 landfills in the United States lend their waste for the production of clean energy. Of course, wind and solar power continue to be the most fascinating renewable sources but garbage also wants its part!
Italy focuses on renewables and does so at 360 °, not only photovoltaic and wind but also hydroelectric, geothermal, biogas and biomass. This is how Italy wants to exceed the standards set by the EU for renewable energy: the incentives for solar are halved but those provided for non-photovoltaic renewables are doubled.
Saving water is not as simple as saving electricity, but even in this case there are strategies to be implemented. Today we offer you just 12 to save water, an important resource for the entire globe. 1) Check the settings of the dishwasher, the system preset at the time of purchase, it is not "eco mode".
We know how much our car consumes for kilometers traveled. But how much does our home consume in energy terms? To ensure savings in electricity, we need to know our appliances and our habits well. We can use an inexpensive and effective tool that, by connecting to the meter, does everything for us.
To protect the environment, various eco-incentives have been arranged, from those for LPG and Methane up to eco-incentives for the installation of solar panels and wind turbines with the Kyoto Fund. There are also concessions for household expenses, as demonstrated by the 2012 eco-incentives for those who buy a new appliance with reduced energy consumption.
Everything is ready, Microsoft is about to become carbon neutral, its "zero CO2" operation will begin on July 1st. Greenpeace can only be happy! Google and Facebook are good allies of Greenpeace, they are fighting for energy efficiency and aiming for renewables but it seems that they are not doing enough, at least not what Microsoft is about to do with its step that does not leave no ecological footprint.
The key to energy saving lies in control and management. HVAC systems play a dramatic role in energy consumption. HVAC is an acronym that collects the household or business systems most hungry for electricity. Proper management of HVAC systems would save up to 67 on energy costs.
We have explained to you how to do your laundry in an ecological way, in fact it is enough to operate the washing machine at full load and use sustainable detergents. What we haven't told you yet is that with a little trick you can save around 60 euros on your electricity bill! LOOK: PHOTOS OF ECOLOGICAL APPLIANCES 'water?
Big savings from optimizing energy consumption in the bank How much energy do banks consume? ABI Lab, a research and innovation center for the Bank - which last year incorporated ABI Energia - launched the Green Banking Observatory in 2012 with the aim of investigating all issues relating to the environmental impact of banking activities.
According to a survey by the University of Birmingham, air conditioning could make you fat by decreasing the energy used by body thermogenesis. Other studies correlate the onset of respiratory diseases to the use of air conditioning.The study was conducted by David Allison, thus adding another hypothetical blemish to the massive use of air conditioners which: - hurt the environment - they significantly increase the value of the electricity bill - they increase the energy crisis - they would make you fat The spread of air conditioning and central heating has ensured that most buildings are kept at a constant temperature throughout the year.
Food waste could feed Africa. While we are working hard to reduce food waste, there is a phenomenon that is beyond our reach, an imbalance that reveals a disconcerting fact: more than 30 of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. it is a big gap that affects both the processes of the production chain and of large-scale distribution.
Sabaf double crown burner and high efficiency High efficiency for a gas cooker means saving fuel first of all, but also faster cooking times and lower CO₂ emissions. This translates into a lighter energy bill, better cooking performance and cleaner air for the planet Earth.
Top view of SuperMUC's power and cooling system It is the fastest computer in Europe, it is hot water cooled and consumes 40 less energy. SuperMUC is the name of the supercomputer presented by the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) in collaboration with IBM, the world's first commercial hot water-cooled supercomputer: a powerful, high-performance system, designed to support the activities of researchers and industrial institutes across Europe .
BigBelly Waste Compactors Compactors and waste bins can run on solar energy. The reasoning is simple: waste collection and recycling - two activities by their nature eco - cannot do more harm than good. Therefore, the machinery used for this service must have a limited, if not zero, environmental impact.
MiniPCs are sustainable for the environment and for the pockets. These are small-sized products and help to spread an energy saving policy. To propose them is Green Computer, a company of Marina di Montemarciano, in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region. Mini PCs can offer high performance with low consumption and reduced environmental impact.
Work continues to set up a new biomass plant for Italy. This time the protagonist is Borgosesia (VC). The plant will be active by the end of 2012 and the biomass supply will be guaranteed by local supply chains. The local supply chains have been promoted by UNCEM Piemonte and the Institute for Wood Plants and the Environment, controlled by the Piedmont Region and participated by the Valle d'Aosta Region and the Municipality of Turin.