Welcome to Eejits' Guides.
We bring you environment and technology guides that try to cut through the hype and jargon. Want to know what carbon neutral really means, or whether putting a wind turbine on your house will be a sound investment? Check out the guides below.
The earth's carbon is endlessly cycled between the atmosphere, plants and animals. Where does fossil carbon come into the equation?[Read article...]
One of the eco-buzzwords that has appeared recently is the phrase "carbon neutral", but what does that really mean?
Everybody's talking about their carbon footprint, but what is a carbon footprint anyway? Is it as simple as it sounds?
Estimate your vehicle's CO2
emissions based on fuel type, fuel economy and distance travelled.
Calculate your vehicle's CO2
emissions based on fuel type and amount of fuel used.
Sunshine is warm, so how can you harness this heat directly to reduce your household energy bills? Use solar-thermal water heating, that's how!
Wind power has become very fashionable, but is it a good idea to put a small turbine on your roof? Are small domestic turbines in cities as good an idea as commercial windfarms?
Why is electricity transmitted at high voltages through huge power lines? How much power is lost carrying electricity long distances? This guide gives you a grounding in electricity generation and transmission.
There has been a great deal of controversy about E85 ethanol recently, but what is it, and what is all the fuss about? We let you know with this guide.
An increasing number of trucks, buses and cars are being run on biodiesel, but what is it, and how is it different from fossil diesel?
Everybody has heard of octane, but what is it? This guide explains what a fuel's octane rating is, why it is important, and what octane actually has to do with it!
Energy Saver Lamps
How do you choose an energy saver lamp that will produce a similar quality of light to your old incandescent bulbs? This guide explains the Color Temperature and Color Rendering Index of fluorescent lamps.
How do you move between mobile phone networks, but keep the same phone number?