Energy Efficiency

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:

Energybills

The Senate returned to Washington after the August recess and one of the first items taken up for debate is the much anticipated energy efficiency bill sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). This bi-partisan bill (S. 1392) would expand the nation’s energy efficiency policies, programs and incentives.

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.

Housing

A terrible irony: affordable housing saddled with unaffordable energy bills that burden low-income families and the public housing agencies that assist them.

Freeelec

“Free nights and weekends” deals – those are for cell phones, right? Well increasingly they are also for electricity: since power tends to cost more at busy times, power companies are offering custom electricity rate plans that allow you to save big on your electricity bill. Here’s why, and how your washer and a little planning will help you save:

Batteries

Did you know? Solar-plus-storage has actually been around for decades. In fact, it was what kickstarted the solar industry in the early 1980s. A bunch of marijuana “farmers” in northern California who weren’t connected to the grid needed a way to get electric lights for their grow operations. A young hippie stumbled upon an ARCO solar panel at a consumer electronics show, and soon after founded AEE Solar and started powering off-grid homes with solar panels and car batteries, and his customers always paid in cash.

Watertest

In this sweaty summer heat, I find myself taking showers more often. But along with electricity, water is among the most costly utilities consumers pay for – and with inefficient shower heads that use more water than necessary, many of us are literally throwing money down the drain! Read on to find out how to test whether your old shower head is wasting you money.

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