Green Electricity: What To Know | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 6/29/16 12:14 PM

The United States is among the top ten largest energy consumption per capita in the world. Non-renewable energy sources are depleting. It is time for us to gain an understanding of the alternative: what renewable energy is and why we should take advantage of it.

Topics: Renewable Energy, Electricity

Everything You Need To Know About Nuclear Power | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 9/10/15 8:38 AM

Of all the energy types we use, nuclear energy is one of the newest forms.  Although ancient Greek philosophers first came up with the idea that all of life is composed of invisible particles called “atoms,” it wasn’t until the 18th and 19th century that scientists really started to pursue the theory. In 1904, British physicist Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear science, wrote “If it were ever possible to control at will the rate of disintegration of the radio elements, an enormous amount of energy could be obtained from a small amount of matter.” He was correct.

Topics: Energy, History, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy In The United States | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 8/19/15 12:00 PM

There is no denying that petroleum, natural gas, and coal are the main sources of energy in the United States. With that in mind, it may come as a surprise that in 2014, approximately 10% of the energy consumed in the United States came from renewable sources. Renewables also account for approximately 13% of the nation’s total electricity production.

Topics: Renewable Energy, HVAC

Renewable Future - Biofuel Energy | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 8/10/15 12:00 PM

Biofuel Energy – The Renewable FutureThere is no doubt that fossil fuels are a finite resource that will run out one day.  It’s a commodity that takes millions of years to form, is difficult to get, and is not renewable.  When we’ve used all of the fossil fuels on the planet, it will be an extremely long time before we will be able to acquire more.  However, there are more options for fuel than using wood, solar, or electricity.  The one that has recently made headlines is biofuel.

 


 

Topics: Bioheat, Renewable Energy

Green Energy and Sustainability Trends | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 4/3/15 9:25 AM

Every year brings new innovation into the world of green energy and sustainability.  It seems almost daily that there is a new invention or new information pertaining to fuel efficiency, clean energy or sustainability.  For the upcoming year, we’re already seeing a few trends.

 

 

Topics: Renewable Energy

Bio Heat: What Is It? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Brittney Sanders on 1/9/15 11:04 AM

When you hear the word Bio Heat, does your head spin a little? If you are an energy conscious individual who is focused on preserving our environment then you might have already heard the term Bio Heat or at least have a basic understanding of what it is.

Topics: Bioheat, HVAC, Heating Oil, Renewable Energy