Smart home technology has exploded in popularity since the first-generation Nest Learning Thermostat was released back in 2011. In fact, smart speakers featuring digital assistants like Alexa and Siri are one of the fastest-growing consumer technologies in recent times.
And for good reason, too. These connected devices can provide numerous benefits around comfort, convenience, peace of mind and financial savings. Depending on the device and how it&rsquo… >>
Recent innovations are improving how we harness natural sources of electricity, such as wind, water and sunlight. This is making renewable energy an increasingly viable option for power companies, large corporations and energy consumers like you. In our latest video, Professor Energy explains the main types of renewable energy today, explores some of the reasons behind its incredible growth and lists a few of the many benefits for you and society at large, including cleaner air and lower energy costs. Watch the Video >>
In late November, Tesla finally unveiled its long-planned Cybertruck, a blocky, battery-powered pickup truck that drew strong reactions from the public - ranging from "hideous" to "genius".
Regardless of what you may think about the Cybertruck's design, the new truck does give us a few clues on where the electric vehicle (EV) market may be heading in the near future. For one, we're likely to see a major increase in electric pickups and SUVs in the year… >>
With cold weather moving in, more time spent indoors and the need to light your home for more hours of the day, winter can make a major impact on your home's total energy costs, regardless of whether you heat your home using natural gas, heating oil or electricity.
But, fortunately, there are many ways you can start saving energy around your home this winter, ranging from inexpensive (or no-cost), do-it-yourself tasks to larger investments that make take a season or two to produce a return on the investment.
Here are four ways that you can start saving energy this wi… >>
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. Click here to visit >>
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 sources of electricity:
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Saving energy can benefit everyone - but not everyone saves energy in the same way. There is a whole spectrum of ways to lower your energy bills, depending on your lifestyle and specific needs.
Do you like to keep it simple and make small changes around your home that cut down on the power bill? Or do y… >>
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 comfort and r… >>
Whether you're a champion of energy-saving methods or new to the energy efficiency game, there are many options to save money and energy around the home. From no-cost actions to investing in the latest smart home technology, there is always another way you can cut back your home energy use.
Wherever you're at, here are three tiers of energy savings tips to level up your game:
Level 1: Start with these basic no-cost/low-cost tips
Fortunately, there are a variety of no-cost/low-cost options for saving energy at home. Keeping your appliances plugged in when no… >>
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… >>