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  • Reminder to Reduce Energy Consumption and Save $$$$

    Reminder to Reduce Energy Consumption and Save $$$$

    I know, I know, all of you are pros at minimizing your energy consumption and, consequently, minimizing your energy bills.  But it never hurts to get a refresher!  This website is loaded with great energy saving tips, interesting information and a bunch of products to help you really slow down the electric meter.  I’ll admit [...]

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  • Why are we yelling at utilities, and not their short-sighted regulators?

    Why are we yelling at utilities, and not their short-sighted regulators?

    Great article about the misplaced frustration consumers, renewable energy companies and activists direct toward government regulated energy monopolies.  Oh, the utilities are completely worthy of all the scorn and derision heaped on them.  But they are doing what they’ve always done – maximizing shareholder values.   It’s the inept, clueless, short-sighted, industry pandering regulators who [...]

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  • Welcome to 2015 – the year it all starts to collapse

    Welcome to 2015 – the year it all starts to collapse

    “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” ~ Kenneth Boulding In 1972, a think tank called the Club of Rome commissioned MIT scientists to study long-term trends in population, food production, industrialization, use of resources and pollution.  The results of the study were [...]

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  • Are fossil fuel companies confused? Or desperate?

    Are fossil fuel companies confused? Or desperate?

    Fossil fuel companies seem confused.  They derisively dismiss renewable energy as unreliable, intermittent, expensive and unfit for widespread use, and electric cars as expensive and unproven, with limited range or usefulness.  At the same time, they are engaged in an all-out political and media campaign against renewable energy and electric cars.  But consider a future [...]

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  • Measuring light brightness

    Measuring light brightness

    Back when the old incandescent bulbs were the only type of light bulbs available, their light output was measured in watts. (It’s interesting that watts more accurately measures energy used than light produced).  With the proliferation of longer-lasting and more energy-efficient CFL and LED bulbs, using the term watts is becoming obsolete for measuring the [...]

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  • I’m really excited about NanoLight bulbs

    I’m really excited about NanoLight bulbs

    There’s just nothing quite like technological innovation to really improve some products.  For example, the folks at NanoLight have developed an LED bulb that they say is the most energy-efficient light bulb in the world – and it’s also unlike any light bulb I’ve ever seen. The reason the bulb looks so unusual is they evidently [...]

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  • 8 easy energy saving projects for your home

    8 easy energy saving projects for your home

    Who doesn’t want to cheaply and easily reduce their home energy consumption and save money?   For a total cost of less than $400, you can potentially save over $900 per year in energy costs. Of course the actual costs to buy the materials may slightly vary, and your actual savings may be higher or lower [...]

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  • Time to caulk and weatherstrip your house!

    Time to caulk and weatherstrip your house!

    Why should you caulk and weatherstrip your house?  It’s inexpensive and easy, your house will look better, it will be more comfortable without all the drafts and air leaks, and it will save you money on heating and cooling costs. Caulking and weatherstripping your home can provide a number of long-term, and sometimes significant, benefits that [...]

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  • Do you want solar panels? You can get them

    Do you want solar panels? You can get them

    Solar panels have become a practical and profitable investment, and a lot of people would like to get them.  But the majority of Americans are unaware of  the alternatives to an outright purchase of solar panels.  In fact, solar panels can be obtained with little or no upfront investment. The following are some of the alternative [...]

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  • Wind energy milestone

    Wind energy milestone

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced that the total energy output from utility-scale wind farms in the U.S. has reached the 50,000 megawatt milestone.  Those utility-scale wind farms are located in 39 states.  Adding the energy output from all the residential and community-scale wind turbines would considerably increase that total energy output. To put [...]

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