Electric cars / Guides

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...electric vehicle would run about 91 cents , powered by Quebec's renewable hydroelectric power. So are electric cars ideal? No, staying home is. And unless you are prepared to do that or only travel by bus, rail, foot or pedal, this is really the best option for dealing with the sizable mess we have created from drivi...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...electric sourced from your regular house electric system, and converts it to DC Direct Current so your EV car’s battery pack can be charged. The reality is that nearly everyone calls the wall-mounted box that supplies 240 volts of electricity for Electric Vehicles "the charger". That box, cord, and plug have a techni...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...electric heat now is the surest way to both future-proof a sustainable home and to reduce ongoing maintenance and replacement costs. Electricity is versatile so it's an easy option We also like electric heating because, pretty much every home has electricity already. Electricity can be used to heat, cool, cook and ...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...Electric Vehicle - & which is the best EV? Over decades, and even more so over the last few years, the purchase prices of EV's continue to drop, government incentives to choose an electric car have increased, the ranges of electric cars continue to increase and there are more charging stations available every day. We...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...electrically-powered vehicles . Yet if you look back to the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold combustion powered vehicles. Electric vehicle from the early 20th century image via Abandoned cars and trucks Cars with electric motors were more popular at the time because they were smoother, quieter, safer, and ...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city, to help those who need cars ease off on their gasoline consumption. Vancouver bike lanes © Paul Krueger At present, the city has separated bike lanes running from the eastern part of the city, through downtown and to the west part of the city with plans ap...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...cars, that's fine by us because it means more electric cars and certainly more people thinking about solar panels. It's quite possible, and you could even say 'likely', that this will turn out to be as good as they say. But thank you, Tesla, because no matter what you do, once again you set the topic for the day - af...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...electric vehicle (EV) charging terminal - I think most of us sense that we will be in an electric car someday, so a house that is already set up is a nice bonus. Electric cars are quickly increasing in popularity and the incentives offered make them more appealing all the time. Conversely, this study also reveals t...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...electric cars as fast as filling a gas tank Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . About the author: Greg Dorsey is a Maine certified solar installer with Goggin Energy of Portland, Maine, read his bio here.

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...electric car or a job working from home, but if you're ready to tweak your shopping list a little, here are some possible foods to swap that cannot only be healthier, but will consume less resources in production. Growing broccoli requires less water than asparagus Asparagus can be said to be the fancy cousin of br...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for electric vehicles Wastewater treatment / Septic system The EnviroSeptic Enhanced and Certified Wastewater Treatment System Does not generate filter media or o...