Electric

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…

Summer

What happens to your household when you actually get paid to save electricity during the summer's hottest days?

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?

Frontortop

Like many of you, I took some trips this summer – including ones that involved camping and other muddy outdoor activities. As usual, such excursions increased my appreciation of appliances: rinsing cookware in a cold, rocky stream and losing food to mold after just a few days reminded me how great my dishwasher and fridge really are! But as the sweaty shirts and muddy shorts accumulated, the appliance I enjoyed returning to most was the washing machine.

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For several years now, the media story has been that fracking’s success increased the supply of natural gas dramatically, bringing down prices. Which in turn begs the question: why is my gas and electric bill skyrocketing and will it go down with the Spring thaw?

Tesla

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

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?

Itscold

2014 brought the polar vortex to our vocabulary, and with the continuing bitter cold in the Eastern half of the US, most of us are wondering: what’s going to happen to my electric and gas bill?

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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