Energy Efficiency

Fracking

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.

Windows

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.

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?

Solar Value

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.

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.

Summer

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

Renters

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.

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.

Housing

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

Pay4solar

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?

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