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Clean Air, Green Earth: This Energy Infographic Will Blow Your Mind


Technological advances are creating smart solutions to help change how we consume energy. This, of course, is instrumental in protecting our beautiful planet, preserving biodiversity and addressing climate change head on.

We’re familiar with geothermal, solar, and wind as better energy solutions for people and the planet but where do they fall within the U.S. energy mix? And why, specifically, are they better alternatives than coal, natural gas and nuclear? This genius infographic by breaks it all down simply and illustrates precisely how technology is changing our energy consumption.

Clean Air, Green Earth: An Arsenal of Tech to Protect Our Planet [Infographic]

As this infographic points out, advances in technology have helped increase the use of solar, wind, hydro and geothermal energy production to power our homes. However, approximately 40 percent of U.S. power plants still use coal, and 27 percent use natural gas. As technologies improve efficiency and lower in price, expects these non-renewable energy numbers to drop in the future.

Technological improvements are changing the transportation sector as well. Traditional, internal combustion car engines produce a hefty 30 percent of total air pollution in the U.S. However, new technologies are introducing more smarter, fuel efficient engines powered by biofuels, electric batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.


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Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.