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Food For Thought: Food Waste Equals Energy Waste

October 5, 2010

New research tells us that wasting food, a common habit of people in the developed world, also wastes energy. And a lot of it. Related Posts:Energy Refuge at the UNEP’s WED Blogging CompetitionStudy Highlights Midwest Alternative Energy PotentialVideo: Argonne National Laboratory’s Director on Alternative EnergyComparing Energy Efficient TechnologiesNorway Launches Energy + To Promote Alternative Energy

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Americans unaware of the environmental benefits of new energy technologies

September 3, 2010

The results of a recent survey published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that “many Americans believe they can save energy with small behavior changes that actually achieve very little, and severely underestimate the major effects of switching to efficient, currently available technologies” Related Posts:Study Highlights Midwest Alternative Energy PotentialVideo: Argonne […]

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Happy World Environment Day

June 5, 2010

05th of June is the day we celebrate the environment. The date marked the beginning of the first UN conference on human environment, which took place between 05 and 16 June 1972. Here at Energy Refuge we celebrate the environmental all year round, writing about related issues while keeping the main focus on renewable energy. […]

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Monday video: The Story of Bottled Water

May 10, 2010

We have written about the negative environmental impact of bottled water. And now you can learn more about it via Annie Leonard’s excellent and extremely watchable video, The Story of Bottled Water. It is produced and presented by Annie Leonard, who also made the wildly popular The Story of Stuff, which shows the life-cycle of […]

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