5 Ways to Conserve Energy While Using a Heater This Winter

There’s nothing quite as inviting as a warm cozy home on a cold winter’s day – until you get the utility bill. Then your heater will give you chills. As expected, the natural gas bill is much higher in the winter than it was in the fall.  For people in the northeast and midwest, heating is an absolute necessity in the winter. Without it homes would be damaged, and people’s…

Why is My Gas Bill So High?

For someone who has a fixed rate energy plan, monthly bills are a little more predictable. However, no two gas bills are exactly the same. If you’re reading this, then you probably had a higher gas bill recently and aren’t sure why.   There could be a few reasons why your gas bill is getting higher, so let’s explore what it could possibly be. Supply and Demand Issues That Increase…

Tesla Powerwall: Market Price and kWh Capacity

The Tesla Powerwall: Market Price, Power Output and kWh Capacity Many people know Tesla as an electric vehicle manufacturer, but Elon Musk has more tricks up his sleeve than EVs and space travel. Tesla has also created the Powerwall. The Tesla Powerwall is a solar power storage device and backup generator all in one. It’s formally known as a home battery. Home batteries are growing in demand as more people…

14 Sustainable Cities to Visit During Your Summer Vacation

  14 Sustainable Cities to Visit During Your Summer Vacation Are you worried about making a sizeable carbon footprint by taking a summer vacation? We’re here to tell you that you can travel guilt-free. Rent yourself an electric vehicle, find charging stations along the route and get ready to enjoy yourself at one of these sustainable summer vacation destinations. If you’re taking a vacation anywhere in the U.S. a sustainable…

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How to Help the Planet on World Population Day

World Population Day is Sunday, July 11th this year. It’s a day that focuses on the fact that we are all one, interconnected population, and equality for all is something we all have to work towards together.  There’s another pressing need that is always in the spotlight on World Population Day. The world population has continued to grow at a slow pace, and the need to conserve resources and energy…

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How Did Renewable Energy Start?

Humans have always relied on the power of renewable energy. Thousands of years ago, people were using waterwheels—today we would call this “hydropower”—to harness the energy generated by flowing rivers and streams. A waterwheel works by means of a rotating shaft and paddles. The turning of this mechanism transforms the kinetic energy of moving water into mechanical or (today) electrical energy. The energy produced has, over millennia, helped us mill…

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How Do You Measure Your Carbon Footprint?

We hear a great deal today about the carbon footprint we, our homes, and our businesses generate. For many people, the term sounds a little abstract and removed from daily life, but it’s actually completely down-to-earth. Your carbon footprint is the total measure of the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and other harmful gases released into the atmosphere) generated by your lifestyle choices. A carbon footprint measures not only the number…

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Should You Get a Home Energy Audit in 2021?

The concept of a home energy audit hasn’t been around long, but it’s definitely caught on. As demand for energy and concerns over the reliability of electricity grids have grown so has the prevalence of home energy audits. The idea is simple. A professional who is trained to identify energy waste and possible improvements will go through the entire home notating what they find. The auditor will then give you…