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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… >>

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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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… >>

Five Ways You Can Save on Energy This Summer (And Money, Too!)

Summer is quickly approaching, and the forecasts are predicting another season of record-setting heat.

With the scorching heat comes higher-than-usual monthly energy bills, but don’t despair: You can make a difference on your home’s energy usage this summer.

Here are five easy ways you can stay cool this summer while saving money:

1) Keep the sun out on hot days

When the sunlight comes beaming in through the windows, it can drastically heat up your home. This causes the air conditioning unit to work much harder to keep up with the warm a… >>

Dispelling Three Common Myths About Electric Vehicles

The future for automobiles is electric.

According to a new survey from the automotive club AAA, the “American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up”. The 2018 survey found that one-in-five Americans are likely to go electric for their next car purchase – up from 15 percent in 2017.

Automotive manufacturers have anticipated this growing consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs). Many U.S. companies, including Ford and General Motors, hav… >>

Virtual Power Plants: Coming to a Power Grid Near You

Elon Musk is in the news yet again for doing something that’s never been done before. Well, yes, he did send a cherry red Tesla blasting David Bowie out past the asteroid belt – but the Tesla CEO is also making noise – at least for energy nerds – with the announcement of his company’s next energy project in South Australia.

If you remember back to last summer, Musk boldly stated on Twitter that he could stabilize the shaky power grid in South Australia – and do it within 100 days or the project would be free of charge. At the time, South A… >>

Smart Grid and Power Quality

A video that looks into what exactly power quality is and what is important for consumers to know showing that more reliable and efficient power supply allows appliances to operate at their highest efficiencies.

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