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US Consumer Support For Clean Energy At Highest Level Since 2010

US Consumer Support For Clean Energy At Highest Level Since 2010 | green infographics | Scoop.it

Consumer attitudes toward clean energy technologies in America rebounded strongly in 2013 to reach their highest levels since 2010, countering several years of declines in favorability ratings between 2009-2012.

This good news comes from Navigant Research’s 2013 Energy and Environment Consumer Survey, and indicates clean tech may finally be established as a preferred option for consumers despite high-profile conservative attacks.

Overall support for clean energy swung from 2012’s low of 44% to a 51% average favorability in 2013. In fact, out of ten technologies ranging from clean energy to clean transportation to energy efficiency, only one – nuclear power – declined in popularity over the past year.

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Infographic: Green Manufacturing Over Time

Infographic: Green Manufacturing Over Time | green infographics | Scoop.it

In the last decade alone, the worldwide demand for the manufacture of goods has risen, resulting in increased levels of C02 emissions in the world's atmosphere. In 2010, 33,000 tons of C02 released into the atmosphere as a result of manufacturing.


If we don't reduce this number, these greenhouse gases will change the world for good. So, what are companies doing in the way of green manufacturing? This infographic investigates this, while reviewing the numerous positives of turning to a deeper shade of green.

It also shares what consumers are saying to green companies, their demands for more sustainable products, and the promise of safety, health and energy saving and even during an economic downturn. Also indicated on this infographic is the increased power of consumers to make companies more eco-friendly, and manufacturers are now realizing the value of eco-friendly companies, contributing to a more sustainable shared future...

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Smart Grid – Where Power is Going [infographic]

Smart Grid – Where Power is Going [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Why should an everyday homeowner care that the smart grid can increase the U.S. electric grid's efficiency by 9 percent?

And what does that amount to in terms of energy and monetary savings? This infographic visually highlights those savings and what they actually mean to consumers.


The effort aims to connect the consumer with the smart grid, by explaining it simply and driving home the many benefits of smart grid technology, including: cost savings, energy efficiency, improved outage detection and resolution, as well as environmental benefits,.

“By highlighting the conveniences and benefits the smart grid can bring to consumers, the SGCC and its members can help consumers understand the smart grid just as they understand other, consumer-friendly, ‘smart’ technologies they wouldn’t consider living without – such as a smart phone, computer or television.”

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Infographic: America's Fresh Food Movement

Infographic: America's Fresh Food Movement | green infographics | Scoop.it

According to a 2012 survey, 87% of U.S. consumers agree that they eat more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables now that they did five years ago.

Amidst high-profile medical research proving the healthfulness of these types of food, as well as a subsequent backlash against processed, consumer-packaged goods, the American public is taking note of where the food's coming from. More are seeking fresh produce at their grocery stores and farmers' markets. Some are even growing it in their backyards. What other trends are occurring, and what is most important to consumers?

Find out more about healthy eating at Good's Food hub: good.is/food.


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Guide to Greener Electronics [Greenpeace]

Guide to Greener Electronics [Greenpeace] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Consumers have expressed their desire for greener electronics, and the industry has shown that improvements are possible, but only if leading electronics companies apply the sector’s know-how and innovative spirit within the sustainability arena.


This 18th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics evaluates leading consumer electronics companies based on their commitment and progress in three environmental criteria: Energy and Climate, Greener Products, and Sustainable Operations. The Guide scores companies on overall policies and practices – not on specific products – to provide consumers with a snapshot of the sustainability of the biggest names in the industry.


Learn more about green electronics and the latest rankings at the link...

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Commuters: Be Green and Frugal

Commuters: Be Green and Frugal | green infographics | Scoop.it
With the recent spike in gas prices, conservation and gas credit cards are among the tools you can use to control costs and carbon emissions.

You may feel you’re forced to choose between being environmentally conscientious and staying within your budget. Well, you’re in luck. When it comes to transportation, you can often have your cake and eat it too. When you reduce your travel-related greenhouse gas emissions, you usually are being thrifty as well. It’s a win-win.

Transportation is the second largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions; the electric power industry is number one. The focus here is transportation because as an individual, it is the sector in which you have the most control...

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