How to Know What’s Recyclable

The U.S. hasn’t always been that great at recycling, but we’re getting better. During WWII Americans were very conscious about waste and about 25% of it was reused or recycled. But things went the wayside soon after. During the 1960s recycling was at its lowest point at just 7.7%. In 1980, 15 million tons of waste was recycled. Fast forward to 2012 and we now recycle 87 million tons of…

Green Products for Your Spring Cleaning

Spring is on its way, which means cleaning is around the corner. These days it’s reasonable for people to question the safety of cleaning products. Some of the products that are made to clean the home actually lower air quality and dirty up the environment – two things that certainly don’t align with a green lifestyle. Living green means making cleaner choices every day. Using green products for your spring…

Verde Energy Refer a Friend Reward Program

It’s back! Verde Energy is once again giving customers the chance to earn big by referring to their friends. When you refer people to Verde Energy you aren’t just helping the planet by promoting clean energy, you’re helping your wallet too. You’ll earn a $25 prepaid debit card for every referral that signs up with Verde Energy*. That’s a $25 prepaid debit card to spend any way you want wherever…

5 Reasons Your Natural Gas Bill is High in Winter

  Across the U.S., temperatures are cooling down and homes are heating up. Another thing on the rise is the household natural gas bill. The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates that 47% of U.S. homes use natural gas as their primary heating source. It’s the most prevalent means of heating everywhere except the southeast where electric reigns supreme. In 2017 this number worked out to be 69,041,815 residential natural…

Here’s how Solar Power will Handle the Eclipse

  Operators will see a speedy loss of large loads of solar energy and the whiplash as it comes back to the grid when the eclipse ends. The total solar eclipse will be a test of how well the country’s grid will handle an unprecedented swing in solar-power production. Operators will have to balance a speedy loss of large loads of solar energy as well as the whiplash of that…