Category Archives: Energy

Cell Phone Powered by Walking?

Cell phones will always die at the most inconvenient time… probably when there is no charger in site. But what if you could power your phone, or other electronic device, via your own movements? During the Kenyan Science Technology and … Continue reading

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3D Solar Panels May Be More Efficient

We think of solar panels as flat panels arranged to face the sun. But why are they flat? And more importantly, could they be more efficient if they weren’t? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wanted to know the … Continue reading

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10 Ways Sacramento Keeps it Green

Because the All Green Electronics Recycling National Corporate Headquarters is based in Tustin, many of the posts on this blog center on green news in Southern California. But All Green also has a regional headquarters in Sacramento, a city known … Continue reading

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6 Of Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Articles

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some links for you! 5 Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day Singing Cards Bad for Environment Three Hershey Plants Achieve “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” Status 4 Ways to … Continue reading

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2012 State of the Union: Energy Recap

At his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his speech to energy. Here are some of the highlights: Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years. … Continue reading

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Which California City Produces the Most Solar Energy?

It may come as no surprise to you that California is known for solar energy. But which city in California produces the most solar power? It’s not necessarily the one you’d think… San Diego produces more solar power than any … Continue reading

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Solar-Powered Lego Car

I came across this solar-powered Lego car today and it was too cool not to share: If you have kids, I think this would be a fun project to do with them. Learn how to make the solar-powered Lego car … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines Powers 75 Flights With 20% Cooking Oil

Your next flight might be powered by cooking oil. Okay, so maybe it won’t be entirely powered by cooking oil (yet!), but starting this week, Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights on a fuel blend that contains 20 … Continue reading

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Solar “Post-It” Panels Make Debut

Last week, I talked about my Post-It Note obsession. So it probably won’t surprise you that I was excited to hear that 3M, the company that brought us Post-It Notes, wants to use a similar concept for solar power. 3M … Continue reading

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Disneyland Paris Will Turn Heat from Computers into Energy

If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with computers and know that when used for long periods of time, the machine gets overheated and needs to be cooled down by a fan. The computers in a large-scale data center operate … Continue reading

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