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January 25, 2012
New Lighting Facts Label: Takes the Guess Work Out of Shopping for Light Bulbs

If you're like me, it sometimes feels overwhelming standing at the store and staring at a big wall of light bulbs, trying to understand all the lighting choices.

January 23, 2012
Seasonal Tips

I’ve often wished I lived in one of those fabulous places where it’s 72 degrees and sunny year-round. But unfortunately, most of us don’t.

January 20, 2012
Have You Ever Tried Composting?

This week, Erin talked about how she's helping her parents (and learning from them) as they maintain an outdoor compost pile.

January 17, 2012
New Energy 101 Video: Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles, sometimes called EVs, can give drivers like you a convenient way to get around, while saving you money on fuel, reducing emissions, and supporting the nation’s energy security.

January 16, 2012
Reducing Waste and Saving Energy with Composting

“Hey, don’t throw that away!” This a phrase I heard quite often when I visited my parents over the holidays. What were they referring to?

January 13, 2012
Have You Found Any Energy-Efficient Bargains?

This week, Elizabeth shared her retail adventures in the clearance section of a store where she picked up some LED light strings at bargain prices.

January 10, 2012
Post-Holiday Holiday Shopping

Ah, January. It's still cold and it's still dark all the time, but now all the cheerful Christmas lights have come down so there's nothing to break up the monotony. What's there to do?

January 9, 2012
Musings on Water (and Power)

My household water comes from a well, and every drop of water that I use in the house has to be pumped out of the ground by an electrically operated pump; therefore, the less water I use, the less the pump has to operate, and the less electricity is used.

January 6, 2012
FAQs: Have Tax Credits Been Extended Into 2012?

Since we know everyone likes to save money and energy - preferably at the same time - here is the rundown on what you can get tax credits for, and how long you have to get them.

January 3, 2012
New Years Revolutions

Happy New Year to all you Energy Savers out there!