Posts By Wayne M. Kovach


Posted on: January 27, 2015
Live in a rural area? Enjoy the serene and pristine beauty around you? Clearly, anyone would. Do you start sweating each time that low rumble begins and your house starts to tremor? If you live within a few miles of a fracking site, that shaky ground just might become one ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted on: January 20, 2015
Wind farms are popping up all over the world with the lure of cleaner electric generation and a lessened dependency on fossil fuels. Renewable energy, including solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass, is all the rage in the race to combat climate change. So, why is wind so often contested amongst ... more...
Filed under: Wind
Posted on: January 13, 2015
Owning a home is no easy task. Sure, you build equity, make it your own, and have some really memorable parties, but the investment of time and money can drain you both physically and mentally. If you couple that with raising a family and working full time, the last thing ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted on: January 6, 2015
An article on The Energy Collective explores the expectations for what the “next big thing” will be in the energy industry. The piece discusses how not one person in attendance at a recent energy conference could have guessed ten years ago that shale gas would be such a significant aspect ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response & Home Area Networks
Posted on: October 1, 2014
I'd venture to say that many, if not most, things in life are not planned and happen beyond our control. Education, relationships, families, and vocation occupy the majority of our lives. Some plans work out, and some don't. That rule applies to me. I started my career as a graphic ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response & Home Area Networks
Posted on: August 22, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York state in 2008 to study its effects on the environment. Since then, there have been numerous debates on whether or not fracking would be beneficial for the state. Predominantly, citizens and businesses are against the practice. However, many land owners in ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted on: August 15, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a hot topic. There has never been a middle ground on the technology; people are either for it or against it. Was Charles Schumer Too Honest? However, recent support for fracking, and the natural gas industry itself, might help lead the way towards a full-blown spike ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted on: August 8, 2014
In what equates to an even amount of political agenda and appalling foolishness, Wyoming has become the first state to reject a new science curriculum proposed by national education groups because it dares to include man-made climate change as fact. The Wyoming Board of Education decided that the Next Generation ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted on: August 1, 2014
"Yeah, I'll have a cold, frothy pint of hydrochloric acid." You're not likely to hear this at the neighborhood bar, and beer and wine makers are aiming to keep it that way. The rise in fracking operations worldwide in recent years has sounded alarms in the beer and wine making ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted on: July 25, 2014
The summer is here and vacations are being planned. Whether it's a family trip to a local beach, visiting relatives out of state, or a trip to Disneyland, families everywhere are eager to get out and enjoy this great time of year. With endless lists and preparations to take care ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

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