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Going Green in Texas – What are Your Alternative Energy Options?

If you want to lower your carbon footprint as much as possible or need to reduce household expenses due to a tight budget, you’re lucky to live in Texas. Due to the amount of sunshine this state receives throughout the year, it’s the perfect place to collect sunlight and convert it into usable energy for your home or business.
Solar energy providers are lining up in the state, creating a competitive environment that benefits the consumer. You may already have your eye on their advertisements, but pause for a moment to consider two more green services now offered by select Texas energy providers.
Wind Power
If there’s one thing the earth is never likely to run out of, it’s wind. It cools your brow on a hot day and gives you a reason to sit outside with a glass of tea in the evening, and now it could reduce your electricity bill. While building your own windmill is probably far beyond your budget, you may have noticed that some wind turbine farms are stationed in Texas.
If you sign up for a wind power contract, you could help keep those turbines spinning, pumping electricity into the state’s power grid for a rewarding adjustment on your energy bill. This is a way to save money and embrace a powerful renewable resource without lining your roof with solar panels.
Energy from Natural Gas
The problem with burning coal for energy is that it releases hazardous emissions into the air, creating smog and destroying the environment. The danger is in the way those emissions interact with sunlight, but the emissions created from natural gas don’t suffer from that destructive interaction. That explains the push to create more natural gas in the United States in recent years, and Texas is one of the largest producers.
Natural gas is an alternative that may help you preserve the environment for your children and grandchildren to enjoy. Rather than offsetting your electricity bill, it can completely replace it, eliminating your dependency on coal-powered electric.
Is Solar Still Your Best Option?
Solar energy may still fit your needs if you don’t mind having solar panels installed on your roof. Orange County roofing says “The majority of homeowners are pleased to discover that they can take advantage of solar systems and shave some money off of their energy bills year round.” The panels are now thinner and less noticeable than they were a decade ago, and they are often the most cost-effective energy alternative when you consider long-term financial and environmental savings. Now that you know your options, compare rates in your local area to determine the best energy option for your home and business.

3 Reasons Going Green is Important

Nowadays, the environment is a bigger topic of discussion than it has ever been before. The media has made it the focus of many stories, bring attention to the dire environmental situations in many parts of the world. Many major politicians have used the environment as one of their primary campaign issues, promising to increase funding for organizations that protect the environment if they are elected. This has caused many people around the world to make big changes in the way they were living their lives. People are now starting to take a very hard look at their daily activities and seeing what they can do to better help the environment and the world around them. Here are just a few of the benefits of going green.

1. You will be helping the world around you

Mother Earth can not do everything on her own. She needs all of our help in order to remain the beautiful jewel of a planet that we all love so much. By using items such as compostable cups, we can prevent landfills becoming loaded up with items that will take many centuries to break down. When you use an item, you should always recycle it if possible. While holding onto an item until you can recycle it can sometimes be inconvenient, you must think about the impact you will have on the planet if that item goes into a landfill. Is it really that much effort to throw it into a recycle bin?

2. Better health for everyone

If more businesses start to use green practices when it comes to the way they conduct their daily operations, it will dramatically improve the quality of the air we breathe and the environment as a whole. Many cities in China are environmental disaster areas because of industrial pollution. However, this could have been prevented with increased government environmental regulations.

3. Improve quality of life

When you make the decision to go green in your daily life, you will not only be improving your own quality of life, you will be helping to ensure a better planet for your children and many future generations to come. If more people start to adopt this type of lifestyle, the climate can be improved for the better. If more governments start to enact new policies that restrict pollution, the planet will remain a healthy place to live for many centuries.

Everything Home – Blog Carnival

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Welcome to the November 10, 2010 edition of a carnival of everything home. Thank you to everyone for your submission. This turned out to be a great combination of articles with an abundance of information for everyone.

The next Everything Home Blog Carnival will be posted on November 24th with a submission deadline of November 22nd. Enjoy!!

 

Green Living

Alexander Peter presents How to patch a bald spot in your lawn posted at Lawn Tips

Ben Harack presents Personal and social change for a green energy future posted at Vision Of Earth

David Evans presents Alternative Heating Solutions: Solar Heat Panels ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents Cleaner Energy with Wind Power Electricity ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents Compare Energy Prices or Rates on the Internet, Fast and Easy ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents How Solar Power Equipment is Utilized ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents Pros and Cons of a Wind Powered Generator ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents Solar Electricity System: The Frontier of Sustainable Energy ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents The 3 Key Basics of Homemade Electricity ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents Trending To A Solar Cell Home ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

David Evans presents What To Consider When You Buy Solar Panels ? Homemade Electricity posted at Alternative Energy Solutions.

Robert Fenn presents Amazing Anatomy Of The Bees | posted at Beekeeping Guide.

savvybrown presents YoreGanics Soap Nuts Giveaway | Savvy Brown posted at savvy brown.

Wenchypoo presents How to Pull the Plug on Your Best Friend, Save Energy, and Still Have Stored Meat posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket

Home Decor

Thursday Bram presents Decorate Your Rental with Budget-Minded Strategies posted at Currency.

Wise Bread presents 6 Festive, Frugal Ways to Spruce up Your Home for the Holidays posted at Wisebread.

Home Improvement

AmyL presents The Towel Saga, Continued | Earnest Parenting posted at Earnest Parenting

Red Tam presents Know the Basic of Building a Wooden Shed posted at Cheapest Garden Sheds

Red Tam presents My Shed Plans Review � From the Actual People Who Bought the Product posted at Cheapest Garden Sheds

BC Russell presents Top 5 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Shine: Patio Dining Sets & Beyond posted at Patio Dinning Sets

Ryan @ CML presents Work with Bonded Professionals for Home Improvements posted at Cash Money Life

Mark Donovan presents Backerboard versus Greenboard posted at HomeAdditionPlus

Darcy presents Of Winds and Water: Optimizing Space and Storage posted at Of Winds and Water

Gazi presents Electricity Monitor posted at Electricity Monitor

Gazi presents Tips to Save Energy at Home posted at Electricity Monitor

Sheryl Owen presents 30 Solid as a Rock Garden Resources posted at Lawn Care Services.

Gazi presents Home Energy Costs posted at Electricity Monitor

Jessica Bosari presents Five High Tech Tips for Winterizing your Home | billeater.com

roger paine presents About posted at Plumber Fulham

Real Estate

Scott Ficek presents Foreclosure Alternatives posted at Minnesota Short Sale Help

Greg Swann presents It’s 4:15 pm. Do you know where your Realtor is? A consumer’s guide to using social media to supervise your goof-off employee. posted at BloodhoundBlog

Tax Debt Help presents Home Prices Falling but Property Taxes Going Up posted at Tax Debt Help.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a carnival of everything home using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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A Carnival of Everything Home – April 14th

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Welcome to the April 14, 2010 edition of a Carnival of Everything Home. Thank you to everyone for your submissions.

It must be Spring! because we have a great assortment of information here, lots of natural, green living recipes, an assortment of spring home decor and home improvement ideas, and  real estate information.  Our Other category has a wide assortment including topics related to eduction.  Always a collection of great information and ideas.

The next Carnival of Everything Home will be published on April 28th with a submission deadline on April 26th.  See you then!!

Finance

Hal LaPray presents When You?re Trying To Qualify for Disability Benefits? posted at Disability Information & Resources

BWL presents Buying Groceries In Bulk: The Hidden Dangers posted at Christian Personal Finance

Jessica Bosari presents Little household things that add up to big savings | billeater.com posted at Billeate

travelcat4 presents Your Interest Payments Are Not So Eco Friendly! posted at Eco Friendly House And Garden.

Green Living

Gabriella White presents 100 Amazing Upcycling Ideas Anyone Can Do posted at Top Online Engineering Degree

savvybrown presents Homemade Furniture Spray | Savvy Brown posted at savvy brown

marjorie presents Earth Day Exposure posted at Green Thinking Blog

Heather Levin presents How to Green Your Wardrobe posted at Earthdivas’s Blog

marjorie presents We are Trashing our Planet, Our Lives posted at Green Thinking Blog

Julian presents Akari Nurturing a Greener Future with LED Lighting posted at Chandelier-Mall Blog

TaraV presents Energy Conscious Homeowners; DIY Spring Home Maintenance Tips posted at Go Green Street.

Linda@NHE presents How To Make Your Own Natural Cat Repellent posted at Natural Health Ezine

Camping Earth presents Famous Camping Spots posted at Camping Tips

Home Decor

Joanne Platt presents Applying Colour Psychology to your Nursery Decor. posted at Nursery Chic.

Renee Benzaim presents How to Buy True Wrought Iron Designs posted at Wrought Iron Designs

Cindi Albright presents You Had Me At “Discount” posted at Rustique Art Blog

Julia Ritzenthaler presents Use Vessel Sinks in Your Bathrooms for a Contemporary Style posted at Unique Bathoom Vanity Blog.

Thailand Breeze presents Thai Orchids At A Glance posted at Tip.

Jerry Rogers presents 50 Effective Feng Shui Tips For Your Dorm Room posted at Nursing School Search Blog.

Christina presents Global Interior Design London – Top Storage Solutions – Interior Designer Blog Entry posted at Global Interior Design London – Top Storage Solutions – Interior Designer Blog Entry

Jennifer presents Family Themed Wall Tile Project posted at My Frugal Front Porch

KC Ernsting presents Trends for 2010: A Twist on Traditional posted at Home and Decor

Condo Blues presents Books as Wallpaper Bathroom Remodel posted at Condo Blues

Home Improvement

Frederick Yarmy presents 50 Excellent YouTube Videos for DIY Home Repair Help posted at Construction management degree

savvybrown presents Home Product Review: Skoy Cloths | Savvy Brown posted at savvy brown,

Gin G9909 presents Fire and Flames posted at Sense Scribe

GreenJobsGuru presents What You Need To Know When Buying a Green Home posted at Green Jobs Ready.

savvybrown presents How to Scrub a Dirty Sink Naturally… | Savvy Brown posted at savvy brown

Julia Ritzenthaler presents Average Bathroom Remodel Costs posted at Unique Bathoom Vanity Blog.

Tom Bills presents Basement Remodeling Ideas posted at In-LawSuite.com

Dr. Armughan Riaz presents Is Water Softener Dangerous for Blood Pressure ? How much sodium do they add? posted at High Blood Pressure Symptoms Treatment Diet.

Casey Markee presents 20 Surefire Ways to Organize Your Life in 2010 posted at Almost Organized Blog – KeepandShare.com

savvybrown presents How We Stopped Using Paper Towels and Paper Napkins | Savvy Brown posted at savvy brown

MoneyNing presents 5 Tips for Remodeling Your Home the Smart Way posted at Money Ning

savvybrown presents Make Your Own Glass and Window Cleaner posted at savvy brown

Other

Amy presents Keeping Children Safe | Reverse Cellphones | posted at Reverse Cellphones

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To “Rabbit Ears” posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Natalie Thomas presents 50 Best Feng Shui Blogs for a Healthy Home & Office posted at Online Nurse Practitioner Schools

Lori Vaughn presents Building our Dream Home:The Search posted at Two Southern Girls.

marjorie presents Hooked on Diet Soda? posted at Laurel on Health Food

Lynn presents Garden Planting posted at Razzberry Corner

Manshu presents Car buying tips posted at OneMint

Julie presents Feeling Safe in Your Neighborhood posted at Sex Offenders Search

Wise Bread presents How to Buy Used Furniture posted at Wisebread.

Wise Bread presents Throw a Swap Meet Party posted at Wisebread.

marjorie presents Healthy Lunch: Sesame Tofu Salad posted at Laurel on Health Food

Thomas Lopez presents 70 Essential Personal Development Blogs for College Students posted at Career Overview.

travelcat4 presents Latest Fashion Invention – The Rakku Designs Shoe Wheel. posted at Latest Inventions.

Real Estate

MoneyNing presents First Time Home Buyer Tips and Guide posted at Money Ning

Arati Mishra55 presents 7 Little Known Ways to Improve a Home?s Value posted at Masters in Construction Management

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a carnival of everything home using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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