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November 15, 2012
With such a variety of lights available, LEDs are a perfect choice for holiday lighting. | Photo courtesy of ©
LED Lights for All Occasions

Festive and safe LED lights are ideal for holiday decorating.

November 12, 2012
This photograph features the 6-kilowatt (kw) rooftop photovoltaic system that Mercury Solar Systems installed in the Lower Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.| Photo courtesy of Mercury Solar Solutions
Making Strides to Boost the Use of Solar Energy

Residential solar is quickly becoming an affordable option for Americans.

November 8, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that just cleaning the lint screen before each and every load of laundry can save you an average of $34 per year. | Photo courtesy of ©
Drying Clothes and Saving Money this Fall Season

Routine maintenance on your clothes dryer not only saves you money, but keeps you safe from fires.

November 7, 2012
Burning firewood can keep you warm and cozy while keeping your thermostat and electricity use low. | Photo courtesy of ©
Cozy Up to the Fire While Saving Money and Energy

Have a wood-burning fireplace? Using it during the cold winter months could help reduce your energy use and save you money.

November 6, 2012
Natural gas jitneys like this are Atlantic City's main form of public transportation. These vehicles were used to evacuate vulnerable residents during Hurricane Sandy. This vehicle is fueling up at a natural gas station built, owned, and operated by Clean Energy Fuels, who kept the station running despite widespread shortages of gasoline and diesel elsewhere. | Photo courtesy of Clean Energy
In the Face of Hurricane Sandy, CNG Vehicles Shuttle People to Safety

Learn how clean-fuel vehicles helped evacuate vulnerable residents in Atlantic City during Hurricane Sandy.

November 1, 2012
Using a power strip to turn off electronics and appliances when they aren't in use ensures that they are truly off and not using extra electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©
3 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Standby Power Loads

Your appliances and electronics could be using electricity even when they are turned off. Learn how to reduce your costs from standby power.

October 17, 2012
Look at this gorgeous, energy-efficient, double-hung window! I requested the little locks on the side so they can’t be opened too far. | Photo courtesy of Andrea Spikes.
A Tale of Three Windows: Part 2

After installing new energy-efficient windows in her home, our writer notices the benefits in both the heat of late summer and during the first cold snap.

October 15, 2012
Change your furnace filter to help keep allergies at bay and keep your furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. | Photo courtesy of ©
Fight Fall Allergies and Save Energy by Checking Your HVAC System

Fall is a great time to do regular maintenance on your HVAC systems to ensure they're running efficiently -- and it may help your allergies as well!

October 9, 2012
Use a programmable thermostat to automatically turn down the heat at night or when you're away from home.
Program Your Thermostat for Fall and Winter Savings

Cold weather is on the way! Check out this refresher on using your programmable thermostat to save money and energy.

October 5, 2012
"Geek Out" on Your Pumpkins this Halloween

Energize the neighborhood with an energy jack-o-lantern. Send us your photos and be featured on