Methane / Guides

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...methane. Ostensibly on the bright side, these biogas projects are harnessing methane escaping from landfill sites and other decomposing organic materials, rather than letting it escape into the atmosphere. While the biogas industry is still in its infancy, it is mostly injecting methane into the general natural gas s...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...methane is released from rotting vegetation in reservoirs. As methane rises to the surface, oxidization causes it to change into carbon dioxide, a less harmful gas. So rather than at the surface of reservoirs, 95% of the problem is at the dam itself where methane-rich deep water goes through the high-pressure envir...

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...methane. In North America, up to 40% of the food we produce gets thrown away - with the majority going into landfills where it rots, producing methane that floats off into the atmosphere. Great that we found a use for some of that rotting food, even better if we ate more of what we grew. Read here about how your diet a...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...methane escaping from a landfill site. A common question seems to be "How do they ensure the very power I use is green?" They don't, that's not how it works. Even if you have solar panels on your roof, the actual electricity you use is for the most part not the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity gen...

How to organize food in your fridge to make it last longer
Lifestyle and environment

Fridge organization - how to optimize fridges to reduce food waste (and why it matters)

...methane: Food that could have helped feed families in need is currently sent to landfills Landfills release methane as organic food waste decomposes. The big problem with methane is its global warming potential (GWP), which is a calculation that allows experts to compare the effects of any gas emissions to carbon...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...methane, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and a nice mix of other vapors. This is an important turning point for wood stove or fireplace efficiency as the temperatures continue to rise. After moisture is driven from the wood and the heat raises the temperature of the wood above 540° F, the second stage of combustion take...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...methane gets released from it, but the damage is done so we might was well make the best of it. The Quebec government has an ambitious plan for electric transportation in the province, including a goal of having 100,000 electric cars on our roads by 2020. That's from the Montreal Gazette, read more here There...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...methane, a very potent greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than C02 in its Global Warming Potential (GWP). If fields aren’t cleared by flooding, they are often burned, resulting in the release of 13 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare, and air pollution in the form of fine particles, carbon monoxide, dus...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...methane, sulfur (the rotten egg smell) and iron. System cost: Normally, when you get to the part about cost, everyone's shoulders will slump a little as the 'preferred product' is usually more expensive. This is a rare case of it being the opposite - typical aerating systems to remove radon from water can range fro...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...methane. You could literally drive yourself nuts if you over-analyse your every move in terms protecting the environment and reducing your climate impact, so when we stumble across a cool tech gadget that is an easy way to be eco-friendly, and looks like fun too, then we love passing it along. Hence this post on the ...

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important
Lifestyle and environment

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters

...methane gas is released, which contributes to global warming. Animal products, such as meat and dairy, have a much larger carbon footprint than plant-based foods, so discarding those items compounds the effect on our environment. What is Zero Waste Living? One initiative to reduce the environmental impact of househ...