April 30, 2009

Energy saving tip of day

Energy saving tip of the day is to save some power by keeping your computer cool by changing the clock speed for your processor, lower your vcore. Going from 1.5v to 1.45v on your processor, for example, droped the temp from 35C/45C idle/load, to 32C/40C and see the results the room will stay cool and less energy would be charged by the P.C.

April 29, 2009

Energy saving tip of day

Energy saving tip of the day is to check the tires of your vehicle inflated to the correct pressure, you can save about 10 cents per gallon of gas? You will be glad to know that, this simple act of keeping the tire pressure at the correct level, helps to boost your fuel economy by almost 3.3 percent.

April 20, 2009

Solar Vatican

The Vatican is going solar in a big way. The smallest country in the world recently announced that it intends to spend 660 million dollars to create what will effectively be Europe’s largest solar power plant. This massive 100 mw solar energy installation plan will provide enough energy to make the Vatican the first solar energy powered nation state in the world!

Solar energy by this solar plant will generate enough energy to power all of its 40,000 households. The solar energy plant installation will be located on a 740 acre site near Santa Maria di Galeria - the same place where the Vatican Radio’s transmission tower is located. The solar energy that it produces will be way above the needs of the entire Vatican, providing enough power to meet the needs of Vatican radio nine times over.
In his Environment energy posting Jorge Chapa also reported that ,these aren’t the only steps Vatican will be taking to reduce greenhouse emissions. It is contemplating using an electric pope mobile, the Vatican cafeteria will soon be decked with a solar heating system to provide heating and cooling, and even the Pope’s summer residence is being fitted out to get power from the methane generated by the horse stables. When looking for inspiration, the Pope clearly defers towards the heavens, but when looking for electricity, the sun is his choice.

April 17, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

Energy saving tip of the day is don't use hot water when cold water will do the job. Washing clothes in cold water not only cuts your energy costs but your greenhouse gas emissions. Cold water washing powders and detergents are widely available.
You'll save up to $20 each year if you switch to a cold wash every time.

April 16, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

Energy saving tip of the day is to paint the walls of your home with light colors. Dark colors tend to absorb light, requiring you to use more energy from light bulbs to achieve the same effect.
Not only to light colors on your walls help conserve energy in your home, they also make your rooms feel brighter and more cheerful!

Shipping Polution : The unaddressed issue

15 of the world giant cargo ships are accountable for emitting as much pollution as 760m cars. According to a study conducted that a one giant container ship emits almost same amount of asthma and cancer causing chemical 50m cars. More than 90000 ocean going cargo ships are responsible for 4.5 % of the global carbon emissions. Powerful nations so far have been unable to impose strict policies and a law on shipping industry which is alone in USA is causing 60,000 deaths every year. Much more Scrutiny is need and the issue should be addressed more seriously.

Cars driving 15,000km a year emit approximately 101 grammes of sulphur oxide gases (or SOx) in that time. The world's largest ships' diesel engines which typically operate for about 280 days a year generate roughly 5,200 tonnes of SOx.

What is the (green) point in buying a Hybrid Car that has been transported in a Cargo ship lumbering across the world's oceans at a leisurely pace emitting suicidal amounts of CO2 and SOX. That Hybrid or Environment friendly car becomes responsible for emitting GHG before hitting the road.

April 14, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

Energy saving tip of the day is to keep your appliances off a million tonnes of greenhouse gases are pumped into the atmosphere every year, by Switching off appliances at the mains and not on standby would save enough energy to power 2.7 million homes for a year.
Make it a habit to switch off appliances even to mobile phone and MP3 player chargers. It all makes a difference, but 71% of us admit to forgetting to switch off.

Pakistan's First Wind power plant opens on 19th

The First ever Wind Power plant of 50 MW in Jhimpir near Karachi is ready for inauguration on 19th April, 2009. All arrangements for launching of inauguration of this project have been completed. The CEO of Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) Mr. Arif Alauddin gave a detailed presentation to Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf in a meeting here today.

The CEO briefed the minister about the progress of the plant and informed him about the arrangements of the inauguration of the Wind Power Project. He apprised the meeting that the power generated from the first phase would be evacuated to Jhimphir grid station by HESCO and would be sufficient to electrify 6900 homes in Hyderabad region.

The Minister was informed that The Zorlu Enerji wind farm would be one of the cleanest power plants in the country displacing 10,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, as compared to a fossil fuel power plant.

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Minister for Water & Power lauded the efforts of the AEDB for undertaking the project that supports the government’s derive towards greater exploitation of renewable energy resources. He also thanked the Turkish firm for its assistance in helping Pakistan enter the era of wind energy. He said that this project shows the Pakistan government’s persistence at tapping indigenous Renewable Energy sources as a strategy to meet growing energy needs. He added that all out efforts are underway to mobilize all available resources for producing more electricity in the country to get rid of the prevailing menace of load shedding in the country.

April 9, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

Switch to cold when doing your laundry. 85 – 90% of the energy used to wash your clothes is used to heat the water. By turning the dial to cold on your washing machine, you help the environment, save energy, and yourself by saving money.

April 6, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

Energy saving tip of the day is use curtains and shades to keep the room cool and give your air-conditioner and bill a break

April 5, 2009

Energy saving tip of the day

Energy saving tip of the day is to keep your mobile screen resolution low ,so that it need lesser recharge and save energy.