Electric

Apples

Because of air conditioning, summer means peak demand and peak prices for electricity. With autumn around the corner, does that mean prices are now going to fall? And is it then a good or bad time to shop for electricity? Read on for our forecast

Organic

How might these three organic food industry trends—a shift from niche to mainstream markets, growing consumer demand, and an omnipresent price premium—apply to the electricity sector? I recently wrote about the de-commoditization of the kilowatt-hour, comparing electricity from a utility to the produce aisle of the supermarket. But for me this brought up a new series of questions?

256px Nest Diamond Thermostat

Back in January when Google announced it would spend $3.2 billion to purchase Nest, EDF knew this was a company to watch. The results of three new reports, released today, confirm that controllable thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat are both customer-friendly and useful for energy system planners. Moreover, the reports signal that smart devices, such as those Nest manufactures, have potential for generating marked savings for utility customers.

2012

Well it looks like the Mayan apocalypse didn’t happen, or you wouldn’t be reading this blog post…But while the world is not ending, some opportunities to save money are: a lot of incentive programs for energy efficiency and power-saving appliances expire at the end of 2012, including some that you could still take advantage of!

Spiderman

Having a choice means that companies cater their offerings to the consumer – power to the people! But as they say in Spiderman: with great power comes great…confusion?!? Since there is a choice of products, you can’t always be sure you are getting the best deal - and how does all this actually show up on your electricity bill?

Read on to find out…

Lowerelec

This summer, do you want to get paid for the time you are not home? No, the summer swelter has not gone to your head, but it can save you money on your electricity bill - here’s how:

Tesla

Learn facts about Nikola Tesla, one of history's most important energy-related inventors and engineers.

Terralogos

TerraLogos Energy Group helps consumers and businesses find saving and improve their energy footprint through their comprehensive energy audits and energy improvement contracting. We asked TerraLogo's co-founder Peter Van Buren to guest blog about their company and the services they offer.

Consumers

Hard goods retailers: would you rather your customers have an extra $34 billion in their pockets every year to spend or have them needlessly waste that cash buying electricity?

Dilemmas

Building a home can be stressful and the materials used can have an impact on the environment.  Learn how one person built their dream home and stayed within their budget while contributing the least amount possible towards climate change.

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