Resources & Research

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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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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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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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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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