From keeping the freezer door open while you pick your ice cream to leaving the lights on, let’s face it, we all have bad energy habits – ClearlyEnergy has field-tested the impact of seven of the most common ways we waste electricity, and discovered which ones matter to your wallet. Read on to find out what habits are worth trying to shake.
With funding from the Energy Department, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is working to develop a new insulating window film that preserves the view while increasing occupants’ comfort and saving energy.
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?
There’s finally some good news emerging out of the heated debate around net-metering. In California, a previously controversial bill, AB327, introduced earlier this year to reform residential electricity rates, was amended to turn earlier critics from the solar industry into supporters.
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.
One in three. That’s how many U.S. households are occupied by renters. It is a population of 94.5 million people living in 38.8 million homes in cities, suburbs, and small towns across the country.
This growing population is taking advantage of benefits like easier mobility, minimal maintenance responsibilities, and the financial flexibility offered by renting. But if renters want to save energy – and save money in the process – there aren’t many places to turn for advice and ideas tailored to their needs.
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.
In recent years, companies have made great strides in offering third-party financing to bring solar and energy efficiency to residential consumers with little or no money down. What if they paid you to put solar on your roof?