Posts tagged: Sustainable energy

Short’s Brewery gets ‘Greener’ with Solar Panels

ANTRIM CO. — Brewery business is booming and now Short’s Brewery in Elk Rapids is taking a new step in creating an environmentally friendly factor. The brewery had a ribbon cutting to celebrate more than 140 new solar panels on top its production facilities. They also were given a check from the USDA for more […]

Solar-powered Charging Station benefits Students, Environment

By Sara Samora It was another sunny day on campus when Jawad Khalid, a civil engineering graduate student, noticed his phone needed to charge. He had forgotten his charger, so Khalid walked up to a charging station in front of the Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall. He switched charging plugs a couple of times, but finally stuck with one […]

Should I source my home power from renewable energy?

By: Ask Umbra Q. Got an email from a company called Arcadia Power. They say they can source my energy such that it comes from renewables, then pay my energy bill for me. Can they do this? Is my money safe with them? Won’t my municipally owned power company be upset? I would love to make the switch, […]

This Giant Straw is actually a Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine

By: Derek Markham Small-scale wind generators, especially vertical designs, are the renewable energy pariahs, and the clean energy concept that many cleantech enthusiasts love to hate. But that hasn’t stopped anyone from continuing to develop new versions of wind generators that break with the conventional windmill design, and the team behind the Vortex Bladeless design […]

Want to fight drought? Build Wind Turbines

Renewable energy doesn’t just slow climate change, it saves water too — lots of it. By: Sami Grover As California struggles with the specter of ongoing drought, much has been written about water conservation. From clever ways to conserve water at home to the urgent need to tackle pot’s environmental footprint, there are so many places that we […]