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Recently, Elon Musk announced two new products for Tesla, a stunning solar roof system that cheaply and attractively enables homes to generate their own power, and the Powerwall 2, an updated version of its battery pack to give households a power reserve that can be used without the solar tiles simply to provide backup power during outages. People are stunned and praising it for its obvious environmental potential. Previously, many have criticized electric cars as paradoxically having a higher carbon footprint due to the heavily polluting ways we generate a lot of our electricity. Tesla has long offered charging stations...

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We know that savvy battery shoppers like our customers are thoughtful about where they buy their batteries, but we encourage you to be thoughtful about where you dispose them too. There are several organizations and efforts worldwide to collect batteries to not only recycle them but keep the dangerous chemicals that many of them contain out of the environment. One great option to consider is Call2Recycle, a recycler that has dropoff locations all around the United States and Canada. They even offer a program to let you easily start a new collection location of your own. Many larger companies are...

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When people think knock-off goods, often their mind goes to handbags and sunglasses. However, one of the most counterfeited consumer goods is batteries. While the fakes may work, they never have the same level of charge or quality control as their legitimate counterparts. Though faulty AAs may not pose as much of a danger as a Note 7, they are more prone to leaks. If you’ve ever opened the battery compartment of your remote to find them coated in white crystals, you know how frustrating it can be. Energizer even offers a no leak guarantee, and will replace electronics damaged...

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