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When Warren Buffet takes interest, so does much of the financial world. Mid-American Energy is a Berkshire Hathaway company, of which Buffet is the CEO. Buffet revealed his growing interest in securing long term investment in renewable energy through the Hathaway owned, Mid-American Energy. Mid-American has ventured into this industry in the past, but they just announced their purchase of Sun Power, primarily based on two future solar projects yet to be built.

Sun Power is a French owned company.

There is a lot of talk about replacing fossil fuel use with other forms of renewable energy. The discussion, though worthy of discourse, has become somewhat simplistic in the process. Fossil fuels out today and wind power in tomorrow; fossil fuels out today and solar panels in tomorrow. Of course, if the answers were that simple, we wouldn’t need so much discussion, would we?

Unfortunately, these conversations become cloaked in politics and partisan points of view. There are few sources that

Since the recession came to town a few years back, residential architects have report mixed messages in the last two years as to what homeowners are looking for in residential design features. While there is an interest in energy savings among those wanting new homes, financial challenges remain the largest single hurdle to utilizing some of these innovations in new home construction.

You can almost guess some of the trends dating back to early 2011. Smaller sized homes probably top the

The concept of “eco-tourism” has evolved into sustainable tourism. There are ways today to be a responsible tourist by helping to alleviate the stress on our planet’s remaining biological habitats and unique cultures. Sustainable tourism is really an equal relationship between those that manage destinations like hotels and those of us that go to visit them.

In the early 1980’s, the concept of “eco-tourism” was introduced. This term generally refers to travel in fragile or pristine habitats, where a small human

These ideas have been around for awhile now but it is surprising how many of us don’t practice them. All have been proven to save real dollars. True, this type of savings is measured in hundreds and not thousands. Considering these are free or very low cost tips, no one can scoff at a few hundred dollars these days.  If we all did them, these small changes would go a long way towards healing our planet.

Here in North America it’s

Admittedly, it isn’t quite that easy to make thin film and the method using microwave technology is still in its infancy, most recently at the University of Texas, Austin. You may be asking yourself, what is thin film and why do we care if it is made using atoms and microwaves?

The simplest example of thin film in use in your own home today is on the bathroom mirror. A thin film of metal coating is applied to one side

When it is reduced to its core definition, marketing is the use of words and images to first get a person’s notice and then plant a desire to buy something. Companies will spend enormous amounts of money in advertising, and some will have large window showcases where people can see what is being offered. That’s great if a company can afford the space and upkeep of a large picture window. Some can’t, but that really doesn’t have to be a

Window film has always been celebrated as a highly practical means of conserving energy in a building. Its ability to retain heat in the winter and deflect hot solar rays in the summer has made it a product in high demand. There are certainly other uses as well. In fact, there is an artistic quality to certain films that make them aesthetically appealing.

The styles can be flowers or animals for children and even more dramatic ones for business or more

There finally comes the time when a committed environmentalist takes the big step and turns to solar power as the home energy source. This is not a move to be taken lightly but it is one that can generate benefits as well as comfortable heat.

Solar panels can be a do-it-yourself job and there are kits available for the amateur to work with. Yet, as with any sizable home renovation, it is essential to do a little bit of preliminary investigation

Not everybody wants to buy an already built house. There are a number of consumers who would like to have their home built to specifications that reflect their lifestyle and particular taste. This is true with environmentalists as well as anybody else. These people want homes that display their commitment to green. They are quite willing to consider alternatives to standard residential architecture as a means of achieving what they want in the places where they live.  The housing construction