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Nintendo Wii Most Efficient Console


A new report from the Electric Power Research Institute looked at the energy consumption of the three most popular video game consoles, the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3, and discovered that the Wii was the most energy efficient, using one-sixth the power used by the other two. The researchers played one […]

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New LED Bulbs Last For 20 Years


Panasonic has launched a new household LED lightbulb in Japan that apparently lasts 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs. The new LED bulbs are in the EverLed line, and they’ll be siold in Japan starting October 21, with monthly production at 50,000 units. No changes to lighting equipment used for incandescents are required. If used […]

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Just How Green is Kindle?


The book and newspaper publishing industry is one of the planet’s most voracious polluters. Last year, those industries efforts resulted in the harvesting of over 125 million trees. A new report by the Cleantech Group, called “The Environmental Impact of Amazon’s Kindle” is a study of the emissions that devices could produce and prevent. According […]

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Energy Efficient Air Conditioners


Air conditioner efficiency is marked on the side off all units as a number called the EER (Energy Efficiency Rating). The Energy Efficiency Rating is a ratio of the BTUs of the unit to the amount of power it consumes in Watts. That means that an air conditioner with 10,000 BTU capacity and an EER […]

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Recycling Batteries


Here’s the latest eco-video from our good friends at Grist. OK, we aren’t really friends so much as acquaintances. And by acquaintances I mean we’re rabid fans who stalk Grist staff and have a holy shrine with all their pictures on it. Their latest video is a quick and sassy look at why and how […]

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Eco-friendly Biogas Toilet Inventor Honored


On Wednesday Stockholm Water Prize was awarded to Bindeshwar Pathak for his work developing eco-friendly and inexpensive toilets to bolster public health. Pathak, a sanitation expert who founded the Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India in 1970, has worked “to improve public health, advance social progress and improve human rights in India and other countries,” stated […]

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Panasonic Introduces Home Compost Machine


Panasonic has just released details on its upcoming home compost machine which will be sold in Japan in late April. The home compost machine actually breaks down organic garbage in only a few hours. Adding to the cool factor is the ability to set a moisture level for your end product depending on your needs. […]

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HP Environmentally Friendly Laptop Battery


HP and Boston Power have just released their new Enviro Series notebook battery. The environmentally-friendly laptop battery battery has a steep price at $150. Will people cough a little extra dough on behalf of the environment in the current economic climate? HP seems to be is betting they will. But based on the HP Enviro […]

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MIT Breakthrough: Fast Charging Electric Car Battery


One of the main obstacles in getting the general population to embrace electric cars is that because of the length of time it takes to charge a battery, long trips are impossible unless you pull over and take a five hour break every 100 miles or so. Thanks to a recent breakthrough at MIT, we […]

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Black & Decker’s Thermal Leak and Draught Detector


To reduce draughts year-round, Black & Decker has created a pretty cool gadget they call a Thermal Leak and Draught Detector. Using infrared sensors to pinpoint the source, a simple color-coded light tells you where the cold spots are in your home, and points to where there might be flaws or holes in your insulation. […]

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