Thursday, September 06, 2007

Energy Facts - Introduction

When you think about energy, what do you think of first? Which aspects of energy are important, which are essential, and which ones can you take or leave? You be the judge.

If you don't have accurate details regarding energy, then you might make a bad choice on the subject. Don't let that happen: keep reading. This blog will give you a lot of tips you may implement right away to start saving lots of money on your energy consumption.

The day will come when you can use something you read about here to have a beneficial impact. Then you'll be glad you took the time to learn more about energy.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

What do you KNOW about ENERGY?

By Elvis 001

  • Recycled aluminum saves 95% energy vs. virgin aluminum; recycling of one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours (Reynolds Metal Company)
  • Recycled aluminum reduces pollution by 95% (Reynolds Metal Co.)
  • 4 lbs. of bauxite are saved for every pound of aluminum recycled (Reynolds Metal Co.)
  • Enough aluminum is thrown away to rebuild our commercial air fleet 4 times every year.
  • Recycled glass saves 50% energy vs. virgin glass (Center for Ecological Technology); recycling of one glass container saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours (EPA)
  • Recycled glass generates 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution (NASA)
  • 1 ton of glass made from 50% recycled materials saves 250 lbs. of mining waste (EPA)
  • Glass can be reused an infinite number of times; over 41 billion glass containers are made each year (EPA)
  • Recycled paper saves 60% energy vs. virgin paper (Center for Ecological Technology)
  • Recycled paper generates 95% less air pollution: each ton saves 60 lbs. of air pollution (Center for Ecological Technology)
  • Recycling of each ton of paper saves 17 trees and 7000 gallons of water (EPA)
  • Every year enough paper is thrown away to make a 12' wall from New York to California
  • Plastic milk containers are now only half the weight that they were in 1960 (EPA)
  • If we recycled every plastic bottle we used, we would keep 2 billion tons of plastic out of landfills (Penn State)
  • According to the EPA, recycling a pound of PET saves approximately 12,000 BTU's.
  • We use enough plastic wrap to wrap all of Texas every year (EPA)

Further Facts
  • A ton of recycled paper equals or saves 17 trees in paper production.

  • Production of recycled paper uses 80% less water, 65% less energy and produces 95% less air pollution than virgin paper production.

  • If offices throughout the country increased the rate of two-sided photocopying from the 1991 figure of 20% to 60%, they could save the equivalent of about 15 million trees." (from Choose to Reuse by Nikki & David Goldbeck, 1995).

  • Global paper use has grown more than six-fold since 1950. One fifth of all wood harvested in the world ends up in paper. It takes 2 to 3.5 tons of trees to make one ton of paper. Pulp and paper is the 5th largest industrial consumer of energy in the world, using as much power to produce a ton of product as the iron and steel industry. In some countries, including the United States, paper accounts for nearly 40 percent of all municipal solid waste. Making paper uses more water per ton than any other product in the world. Source: The Worldwatch Institute.

  • Over a ton of resources is saved for every ton of glass recycled -- 1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar. Also a ton of glass produced from raw materials creates 384 pounds of mining waste. Using 50% recycled glass cuts the waste by 75%.

  • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.


************ Who is Elvis 001? *************

Elvis 001 is an online consultant who published various articles and studies, now finally available on the Net. Their purpose is your financial success. They are prepared and structured in an easy-to-use format, full of practical tips, simple to implement in your home or office.

Businesses around the world enjoy Elvis' advice, and save 1000s of dollars each month, while many save even much more! You too, in your own little home, can take advantage and save 100s of dollars in a year!

Good new habits as described in Elvis' publications will definitely help you increase your financial success, and you'll start saving many dollars or euros immediately!

Here are a some of them, for you to enjoy:

Saving Money on Utilities (Electricity, phone, water, heating, etc)

Automatic faucets and flushers with sensor: Incredible but so Practical Faucets: designed for... HOME-USE!

Driving cheaper: Drive Less - Drive Smart - Save Money!

How to save up to 27% gas: Top 7 Tips to Help You Easily Save 15%-27% of Your Gas Starting Now!

Energy Facts: What do you KNOW about ENERGY?

Toilet stories: A Trip To The Restroom From a Woman's Point of View

How to save money - Useful easy-to-realize Tips!

  • Water Use Statistics
  • Tips for Saving Water

Useful Energy Conservation Tips

  • Tips when shopping for windows
  • Warm-Climate Window Tips
  • Cold-Climate Window Tips
  • Insulation Tips
  • Weatherization Tips
  • Fireplace Tips
  • Useful Energy Conservation Tips - For Kids and Teachers
  • Useful Energy Conservation Tips - For Business
  • Useful Energy Conservation Tips - For Consumers

Amazing Tips to Save Big Money... from Home!

  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)
  • Outdoor Lighting Tips
  • Other Energy-Saving Kitchen Tips
  • Indoor Lighting Tips
  • Dishwasher Tips
  • Refrigerator / Freezer Energy Tips
  • Laundry Tips

Cooling & Heating Tips... to Save Much Money!

  • Duct Tips
  • Landscaping Tips (Dependent on Geographic Area)
  • Solar Tips
  • Cooling Tips
  • Heat Pump Tips
  • Water Heating Tips
  • Heating and Cooling Tips

In Portuguese:
Poupar Água - Reduzir o consumo facilmente!
Poupar no Consumo de Água - e não só no Dia Mundial da Água!