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Sustainable Energy for All - What Will It Take? (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

8/22/13 9:57 AM

I found this great infographic on Pinterest the other day and wanted to share it with you. What would it take for there to be sustainable energy for everyone in the world? The infographic goes over three main global goals that need to be implemented; Energy Access, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 

Implementing modern energy access to everyone in the world would allow everyone to have access to the power. Doubling energy efficiency would lower our overall energy usage world wide. Finally, doubling the installation of renewable energy would allow for a sustainable future. All these should be our goal for 2030. Check out the infographic below.

Sustainable Energy for All

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Bringing the World Back to Zero (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

6/27/13 9:30 AM

With the impact we are having on the world today, moving towards zero will be difficult, but can be done. The Infographic below can show you exactly what steps need to be taken to accomplish this. There is also information on the typical person and family's carbon footprint including traveling and what you can do to help bring us back to zero by offsetting the carbons we throw into the atmosphere. Let us know your ideas.

Energy Innovation: From the Crowd

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Reduce Energy Grid Drain With Energy Star (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

6/6/13 9:30 AM

When considering a new home, energy efficiency should be a foremost concern. Especially if the plan is to make a home that is self-sufficient for energy needs. While most homes don’t come standard with solar panels and windmills, there is an increasing number of new homes that are Energy Star certified. These homes must pass standards for energy efficiency as laid out by the Environmental Protection Agency who runs the Energy Star program. Ryan Homes has created the following graphic to illustrate how much an Energy Star certified home saves on energy costs annually when compared to a typical, non-certified new home.

While saving money is nice (up to $600 a year apparently!), another major benefit of Energy Star certified homes is there reduced demand from the energy grid. If someone is interested in having a self-sufficient home, than installing Energy Star labeled appliances and building elements is an important part of being able to balance energy demand with production. Gradual improvements to energy efficiency throughout the home such as installing windows that retain additional heat, LED lighting or replacing old appliances. From an overall green perspective, improving how energy is saved within a home is just as important as improving how it is produced.

Energy Efficient Infographic

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Topics: Infographics

The Journey of the Sun (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

5/30/13 9:30 AM

In 1839 the first photovoltaic reaction was observed, 48 years later the solar cell was born. For the past century and more we have been harnessing the power of the sun to do everything from powering ATM machines in India to helping European nations become sustainable.

Our innovation has ensured the movement of solar technology into many aspects of our everyday lives; did you know that by 1962 we already had entirely solar powered satellites orbiting our planet? Or that in 2012 on a sunny day solar panels enabled one European nation to generate 50% of its energy for the entire nation?  This timeline guides you through many of the key moments in the solar journey, along the way you will find some interesting facts that you probably wouldn't know and some inspirational uses of solar energy that will inevitably leave you asking, if we have come this far, what will tomorrow bring for Solar Energy?

The History Of Solar Energy [Infographic]
The Eco Experts - Solar Panel Specialists Original article: http://www.theecoexperts.co.uk/the-history-of-solar-energy-infographic
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Topics: Guest Post, Infographics

Fantastic Plastic (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

12/20/12 9:30 AM

In today's consumer world, plastic is everywhere. From plentiful stores of bottled water to disposable plasticware to the containers that hold our store-bought food. It seems like you can't go out shopping without running into a good deal of plastic. And while this material is strong, reliable, and undoubtedly useful, we also may have way too much of the stuff that isn't being reused.

Recycling plastic uses much less energy than creating new plastic, and it conserves our valuable resources. Despite this; however, only about a third of our material that could be recycled actually is. Among younger generations, the problem of our overconsumption of plastic has been prevalent for as long as some can remember, and yet little has changed or progressed in alleviating the problem. Statistically, people in the Millennial generation (today's high schoolers, college students, and young adults) are much less likely to properly recycle plastic and other materials than those in older generations.

If you're of student or Millennial age, take a look at the following infographic—the reality is that younger generations need to start getting serious about recycling, or the future will be robbed of some very valuable resources.


Plastic InfographicSource: OnlineEducation

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Topics: Green Ideas, Infographics

Green Ways We Can Improve Our Cities (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

12/6/12 9:30 AM

The environment is in danger, but fortunately, going green can help save the environment from further degradation. One of the things that people can do to save the environment is reduce waste consumption by encouraging recycling. Seventy-five percent of the waste in the United States is recyclable. However, studies have shown that only five percent of it is recycled.

Converting from heating oil to natural gas can also save the environment. Gas is much cleaner than oil. It also burns 30 percent less carbon dioxide. New York City plans to totally eliminate its use of heating oil by 2030. Natural gas is not only better for the environment, but it is also cheaper.

Additionally, the environment can be saved if there were more electric cars available. Electric cars use 50 to 60 percent less petroleum than regular cars. Furthermore, some people argue that electric cars perform better than regular cars.

Green Ways We Can Improve Our Cities

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Topics: Clean Energy, Infographics

The GreenWareHouse Effect (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

10/18/12 9:30 AM

With our huge moving happening...well right now as we speak...I wanted to share this awesome infographic with you. A lot of the below has already be incorporated into our new facility, some still to come. What is one thing not on the list that you think is missing? Let us know in the comments below.

The Green Warehouse Effect

The Green Warehouse Effect

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

8/28/12 9:30 AM

Solar Infographic: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

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Topics: Solar Power, Infographics

What is LEED - Infographic

Posted by SEPCO

8/2/12 9:27 AM

A lot of people talk about LEED when building or updating an existing building. I came across this great infographic that helps explain what LEED is and how it is measured. 

WhatIsLEEDSource: http://www.archdaily.com/228578/infographic-leed/
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Topics: Fun Green Articles, Clean Energy, Infographics

Financial Advice to Help You Go Green (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO

6/28/12 9:30 AM

Here is a great infographic on ways to help your family go green while staying within a budget. This infographic includes great tips in regards to green companies, small changes you can make to save, and the impact each change can have on the environment and your wallet.

Go Green (Infographic)

Source: EasyFinance.com

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas, Fun Green Articles, Infographics

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