Explain It To Me: Energy vs Power

Explain It To Me: Energy vs Power

  When you get your electric bill every month, your utility company bills you for kilowatt-hours. But do you actually know what a kilowatt-hour is, or how many of them it takes to power your home and appliances? Taking a step back, do you know the difference between energy and power?  As we begin to have […]

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Explain It To Me: What is a Metric Ton of Carbon?

Explain It To Me: What is a Metric Ton of Carbon?

When reading about climate change, you’ll often come across the unit of measurement called a “metric ton of CO2.” That sounds like a lot, but the unit is a bit abstract for most of us when our reference point for a ton is a VW Beetle, the Liberty Bell, or even a baby humpback whale […]

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