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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 … >>

Seal in the Savings with These Weatherization Tips

Saving money on energy doesn’t have to require a major financial investment, a significant time commitment or getting accustomed to the latest technology, like a smart thermostat or smart appliance. Weatherizing your home is an easy, cheap, and effective path to considerable savings on energy.

Weatherization is the process of protecting your home against the elements (including wind, rain and sunlight) to improve energy efficiency. By completing just a few small weekend projects, you could save up to $400 a year on your energy bills, while improving your home’s c… >>

Five Cities and States That Have Committed to Clean Energy

Due to rapidly falling prices, increased interest in being eco-friendly and other factors, renewable energy, most notably solar and wind energy, is growing rapidly in the United States. According to a recent analysis, there are now over two million solar installations in the U.S., a milestone that comes just three years after hitting one million (which itself took 40 years to reach).

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Five Energy-Saving Tips for Earth Day

First celebrated on college campuses across the United States in 1970, Earth Day has become a global celebration in support of environmental protection.

In fact, according to Earth Day Network, the nonprofit organization that grew out of the first Earth Day celebration, Earth Day is now the largest global secular observance, with over one billion participants each year.

While there are many great ways you can get involved on behalf of the environment on Earth Day, including planting a tree, picking up trash at a local park or committing to not driving for the day, so… >>

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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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… >>

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