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November 20, 2012
Did you know that your dishwasher can be used as an oven in emergencies? | Photo courtesy of Chris Gunn, NREL.
Energy Saving Holiday Kitchen Trivia

Test your energy-saving knowledge with our holiday kitchen trivia.

November 19, 2012
Save time and money on your next road trip with's newest tool, <a href="">My Trip Calculator</a>. | Photo courtesy of
Gobble Up Fuel Savings on Your Next Road Trip with My Trip Calculator

A one-stop shop for any road trip, My Trip Calculator is an interactive tool that helps you plan a route, pick a car and estimate a fuel costs.

November 16, 2012
You can use less energy in your kitchen and still prepare the perfect Thanksgiving feast. | Photo courtesy of ©
Using Less Energy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving

Save energy and money this Thanksgiving with these tips for reducing energy use in your kitchen.

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.