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March 12, 2012
Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy

Spring. With gentle breezes, blooming flowers, and warm sunshine, the season marks the beginning of fun outdoor activities—picnics, camping, hikes, and the classic American pastime—baseball. In the past five years, major league baseball teams have increasingly made strides in greening up their stadiums. Here are several examples of teams that are hitting a home run for clean energy:

March 9, 2012
How are you planning for efficient landscaping this spring?

This week, Amanda reminded us the Energy Savers website provides information about energy efficient landscape design. Landscaping according to the region in which you live, incorporating shading and windbreak concepts, and conserving water can save you money and energy at home.

March 7, 2012
Digging Into Efficient Landscaping This Spring

Preparing for its seasonal cycle, the warmth from the sun is growing stronger, and with temperatures slowly increasing, I was able to dine on the patio at my local coffee shop this weekend.

March 6, 2012
This Month on Energy Savers: February 2012

This month, it was all about heat! Are you trying to decide whether or not to use your fireplace, space heater, or your heat at all?

February 28, 2012
Thinking of Your Thermostat for Savings This Winter

This has certainly been an unusual winter for most of the country.

February 27, 2012
LEDs: The Future of Lighting is Here

So, what do the little indicator light on your cell phone, a street light, an exit sign, and the common household light bulb have in common?

February 24, 2012
Have You Ever Participated in a Clean Energy Student Competition or Program?

This week, Eric shared with us a plethora of education-centered competitions, challenges, and other programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

February 23, 2012
State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is Closed

On Friday, February 17, 2012, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program closed officially in all U.S. states and territories.

February 22, 2012
Energy Department Makes a Difference Helping Students’ Careers

To stay a top competitor in today’s global economy, we need to make sure that students who aspire to be the next generation of America’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can get the hands-on experience and training they need to lead our industries and businesses.

February 20, 2012
Thanks, George Washington, for the Energy Efficient Washing Machine!

A quick internet search will provide you a list of retailers who are cutting down their prices on ENERGY STAR products this President’s day, many of them also providing buy-back programs for old appliances and even offering appliance rebates!