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… >>
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… >>
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… >>
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
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? Watch the Video >>
From the cooler temperatures to the changing leaves and reemergence of pumpkin spice everything, it’s clear that fall is on the way.
With the cozier weather temporarily here before the cold of winter blows in, now is the perfect time to get a bit more energy efficient around your home.
Here are six simple ways that you can start saving energy this fall:
1. Combat the draft
Keeping your home warm during the brisk fall weather doesn’t have to come at a high price. Sealing leaks around doors and windows is simple and can make a huge differe… >>
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… >>
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. >>
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… >>
With the weather warming up around the country, it’s time that many start thinking about their annual spring cleaning checklist. This year, as you're planning for ways to deep clean, organize or just generally improve your home, don't forget to add energy-related home improvements to that list.
There are a number of easy, low-cost things that you can do to improve the overall energy efficiency of your home, saving you money on each month's bill and contributing to an overall societal decrease in greenhouse gases.
Here are a few that might be worthy of making yo… >>