Posts Tagged "lawn mower"

Old homes get smart

Smart metering is coming. Within a decade, you'll know exactly how much every flip of a switch or turn of a knob costs in monthly utility charges. The Times profiles two British seaside towns on the forefront of the low-tech energy efficiency revolution. Take, for example, Hove residents Brenda and Jeffrey Marchant, owners of a typical Victorian house. The Marchants… read more →

Wanted: one grass eating animal

What uses 800 million pounds of gas every year and produces up to 5% of US air pollution? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the answer is 54 million Americans and their lawn mowers. In terms of CO2 the number isn't so high (around 87 lbs per year for the average mower), but this is more than made up for… read more →