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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… >>

Electric Vehicles: How Much Do You Know?

A longer form, fact-based guide for consumers to deepen the education and learning opportunity on electric vehicles. The guidebook is ultimately meant to explore and dispel common misconceptions while illustrating benefits and new opportunities with electric vehicles.

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Three Things You Might Not Know About Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have been developing into a driving force in the automobile world for many years now as sales have grown exponentially since 2011 and show no signs of slowing down. However, despite the considerable increase in sales, many people are still uninformed on the reality of owning and operating an electric vehicle (EV) today.

With the many changes in technology and available models over the last several years, it’s worth taking a closer look at the state of EVs today. Here are three things that you might not know about electric vehicles:

1. Long di… >>

The Evolving World of Energy

Energy is a fundamental part of our day-to-day lives. We use energy to light, heat and cool our homes, transport us, communicate with others and power our everyday activities. Most of us take for granted that when we flip the switch, the lights go on. But did you know the electricity system that provides power is changing dramatically?

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A Guide to Residential Solar Energy

In recent years, improvements in solar technology have been tremendous, as have drops in solar power cost. Since 1977, the price of solar panels has dropped approximately 100 times over. Solar power is now cheaper than power from the grid for billions of people, and many consumers are turning to solar energy to save money. If you're one of them, check out this guide from Consumer Affairs to learn about the major brands, important considerations, different types of solar panels and more.

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Six Cool Things About the Evolving World of Energy

Electricity is essential to our lives and something that we need for everyday tasks, whether we’re always aware of it or not.

We use energy to light, heat and cool our homes, take us where we need to go, communicate with others and power other activities during a typical day. But did you know that the electric system that provides power to our homes, workplaces and cities is changing dramatically?

Here are six cool things about the evolving world of energy:

1. Solar panels will be everywhere

In the future, clean, renewable energy won’t j… >>

The Evolving World of Energy: How We Use Energy

This SECC fact sheet covers new ways that consumers will manage and use energy in their daily lives, highlighting smart thermostats and smart appliances to innovations in smart cities technology and EV charging infrastructure. Download the fact sheet.

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Five Tips for Making Your House an Energy-Saving Smart Home

The future we once envisioned is now becoming a reality.

Automation is a part of our daily lives and homes today, and we now have the power to control almost everything from our smartphones – from home security systems to entertainment like music and movies. Voice assistants, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, are making these tasks even easier.

But did you know that the addition of smart home devices can make your home more energy efficient and help you save loads of money over time?

Here are five simple tips on how you can make your house an energy… >>

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