renewable energy applications

Enclosed Grocery Coolers Could Save Energy for Stores

Article: Enclosed Grocery Coolers Could Save Energy for Stores

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, January 20, 2009 (ENS) – Grocery stores typically spend up to 50 percent of their total energy costs on refrigeration, but they may be able to save energy and money by replacing open display coolers with cases that enclose refrigerated air behind glass doors. But would customers be as quick to open…

Well-Traveled Food: Is Local Always Best?

Article: Well-Traveled Food: Is Local Always Best?

It’s easy to think, “Local food is always the best answer,” and leave it at that; most of the time, it might be right, but new information is emerging that disputes local’s lofty position at the throne of TreeHugging food. The notion of “food miles,” the distance your food has traveled to get to your…