Posts Tagged ‘environmentally-friendly’

VP Biden and Cree Talk Green Technology

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Joe BidenLast Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Cree to discuss the Obama administration’s commitment to fighting for issues important to America’s middle class families, including creating well-paying manufacturing jobs and building the clean energy economy, according to reports from Cree, Inc.

Vice President Biden toured Cree’s facilities with Chuck Swoboda, chairman and chief executive officer of Cree, and spoke with employees about the benefits of working for a green technology company and their concerns about the economy.

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Green Campgrounds Get Even Greener

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Campground Solar PanelIn the previous post, I added my own thoughts to the new business partnership between KOA campgrounds and Airstream trailers. Today, I found another interesting article about campgrounds and RV parks that I have similar sentiments about…

The premise of this particular article highlighted a number of campgrounds and RV parks that are investing in energy and water saving technologies. Specifically, as the article puts it: “spending green to go green.” The irony, of course, is that these places — places where people have been going for decades to reconnect with nature — are now having to retreat back to nature themselves.

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New Study Assures LEDs are Environmentally-Friendly

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

We all know how energy efficient LEDs are, as they sometimes boast nearly 80-90 percent energy savings when compared with conventional bulbs. However, the new question: Is the LED’s energy efficiency worth its production cost? In other words, is it still more efficient overall — from production to disposal — to use an LED lamp? According to OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, the answer is “Yes.”

OSRAM recently conducted a new LED technology study based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) which revealed just how environmentally-friendly LED lamps really are. Basically, an LCA quantifies how much energy and raw materials a lamp consumes in terms of production, use and disposal, and the environmental impact involved in the process. To be expected, LED lamps achieved the LCA values of compact fluorescent lights and were far superior to conventional incandescent lamps.

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