Flame Lit – Part III – Your Home Furnace Basics

A limited micro-blog series of energy definitions and quick facts to help improve energy literacy Your Home Furnace Basics This piece is intended to help with general understanding of the basic process of your home furnace. Detailed descriptions of the many types of modern furnaces and their equipment can be found in the links. In… Continue reading Flame Lit – Part III – Your Home Furnace Basics

Flame Lit -Part II – Natural Gas

A limited micro-blog series of energy definitions and quick facts to help improve energy literacy photo by najma m. Natural Gas Many of us heat our homes and hot water with natural gas. What is it anyway? Natural gas is a light hydrocarbon. It’s mostly methane (CH4) but also contains small amounts of heavier gases… Continue reading Flame Lit -Part II – Natural Gas

Flame Lit – Part I – Combustion

A limited micro-blog series of energy definitions and quick facts to help improve energy literacy Lamp - photo by author Combustion Whether we burn candle wax, propane, or coal, the combustion equation is always the same: Fuel + oxygen = heat + by-products (carbon dioxide and water) Most fuels we humans use today are organic… Continue reading Flame Lit – Part I – Combustion

The Carbon Tax for Dummies – Part 2 -How is Industry Treated and Will the Plan Work?

Introduction This article is a continuation of an outline of the basics of Alberta and Canada's carbon pricing plans that began in "The Carbon Tax for Dummies - Part 1" The Alberta carbon plan is based on its policy report, "The Climate Leadership Plan", or the "CLP". The federal government based its policies on the… Continue reading The Carbon Tax for Dummies – Part 2 -How is Industry Treated and Will the Plan Work?