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… >>
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… >>
Innovations in design and manufacturing have made renewable energy an increasingly viable option for low-cost electricity today. But according to most indications, we've just scratched the surface of what's possible.
Researchers in the United States and across the globe are working on solutions to make wind turbines, solar panels, hydro turbines and energy storage technologies more efficient and more affordable than ever before, and there are a lot of positive signs for the future of renewable energy.
Here are three innovations that will have a major impact on renewa… >>
Are you always looking for the next best way to save energy at home? If so, this fact sheet will help take your energy savings to the next level. >>
Looking to cut your power bill down with little or no financial investment? Use the tips in this fact sheet to reduce your energy use without breaking the bank. >>
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:
1. … >>
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… >>