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3 Innovations That Will Have a Major Impact on Renewable Energy

Innovations in design and manufacturing have made renewable energy an increasingly viable option for low-cost electricity today. But according to most indications, we’ve just scratched the surface of what’s possible.

Researchers in the United States and across the globe are working on solutions to make wind turbines, solar panels, hydro turbines and energy storage technologies more efficient and more affordable than ever before, and there are a lot of positive signs for the future of renewable energy.

Here are three innovations that will have a major impa… >>

Renewable Energy 101 Guide

Renewable energy is an important part of our energy system today and in the future and can deliver many benefits. This fact-based guide explores how renewable energy could mean a cleaner, brighter energy future for you.

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3 Ways to Get Involved in Renewable Energy

It’s a new era for renewable energy: Innovations in technology, design and manufacturing are helping to drive lower costs and improved performance for these natural sources of electricity.

While this has led to a significant increase in renewable energy investments – particularly solar and wind – from electric utilities across the United States, it’s also making getting involved in renewable energy much easier for you – whether you’re a renter or a homeowner.

Here are three ways that you can start benefitting from clean, renewable … >>

Three Smart Home Products to Help You Start Saving Energy

Once a niche technology for technophiles and early adopters, the smart home has now moved into the mainstream.

According to a recent report, there are now 66 million smart speaker devices, like Google Home and Amazon Echo, in the United States – representing more than a quarter of the U.S. adult population. Further, these devices scaled rapidly from 2016 to 2018, growing more than 800 percent by some accounts, and experts predi… >>

Why Renewable Energy Is Taking Off

In late January, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the government agency that’s responsible for collecting and analyzing all kinds of energy-related data, released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, a collection of modeled projections on what's likely coming next in energy.

The latest projection confirmed what many in the U.S. energy industry have known for years now: that coal is quickly declining as a source of electricity generation, while solar and wind power are rapidly growing.

According to the EIA’s data, coal’s share of electric… >>

Electric Vehicles Video: How Much Do You Know?

Despite the considerable increase in sales and popularity of electric vehicles, many people are still uninformed on the reality of owning and operating an EV today. Our latest video explores common misconceptions around electric vehicles and the many benefits that EV owners enjoy compared with owning a gasoline-powered car, including better efficiency, lower carbon emissions and fewer maintenance requirements.

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Electric Vehicles Infographic

With electric vehicle sales growing every year and auto manufacturers planning an array of new models, it seems clear that electric vehicles will be the ride of the future! But did you know that electric vehicles offer tons of benefits over gasoline-powered cars, including better efficiency, lower carbon emissions and fewer maintenance requirements? Check out our infographic, Electric Vehicles: The Ride of the Future, to learn more reasons why it’s full speed ahead for electric vehicles!

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Be More Energy Efficient This Year with These Resolutions

A new year is now underway. For many, that means a fresh start and the opportunity to make positive changes (both big and small) in daily habits and behaviors – from finally signing up for CrossFit to spending more time with family.

But in addition to these common New Year’s resolutions, it can also be an opportune time to make some positive energy-related changes and upgrades around your home.

Here are three resolutions that you can make this year to become more energy efficient and save a bit of money, too:

1. Switch out those old lightbulbs if… >>

Three More Exciting Things About the Evolving World of Energy

In recent years, technology has evolved in leaps and bounds and has virtually transformed our daily lives. From the advent of the smartphone to the expansion of the internet, we truly live in a digital society today.

But did you know that this technological progress also has major implications for how we get, use and pay for energy? Earlier this year, we covered six cool things about the evolving world of energy, but with so much change taking place, we’re b… >>

Three Ways to Be Smarter About Energy This Holiday Season

The holiday season has begun, which means a time of decorating, gift buying and time spent with loved ones in your home. However, in addition to all the great things about the season, most families also tend to see a considerable spike in their energy usage – and power bills – around the winter holidays.

Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can reduce your energy usage during this chilly time of the year. Here are three way that you can be smarter about energy this holiday season:

1. Upgrade to LED Lights and make your holidays brighter

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