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August 6, 2014
Producing clean energy not only saves money in the long term, but also provides independence and the satisfaction of knowing your actions are helping the environment.|Photo courtesy of Jim Green, National Renewable Energy Lab.
Planning for Life On or Off the Grid: Part One

Taking the plunge into renewable energy at home is easier than ever. Check out our steps for picking the right renewable energy system for your home.

July 30, 2014
You don't have to own a home to save money on your utility bills. Renters and homeowners can save money and energy with a few simple tips. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/KentWeakley
Energy Efficiency Tips for Renters and Homeowners

Whether you are a renter or a homeowner, you can lower your utility bills and save energy with just a few small steps.

July 24, 2014
Home cooling accounts for 6 percent of the average household's energy use. To help you save money by saving energy, our experts are answering your home cooling questions. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/JaniceRichard
#AskEnergySaver: Home Cooling

Energy Department experts answer your home cooling questions -- from how to lower your cooling costs to ways to stay cool without turning on your air conditioner.

July 22, 2014
Cooling your home doesn't have to break the bank, with these tips you can save money and stay comfortable.| Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/galinast
Tips for Running an Air Conditioner Without Breaking the Bank

With summer temperatures rising, air conditioners are working overtime, but it is possible to enjoy to cool comfort without breaking the bank.

July 14, 2014
Outdoor solar lights provide attractive lighting around your home's exterior and require little maintenance. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan
Big Savings on Outdoor Lighting

Upgrade your outdoor lighting to save energy and money.

July 9, 2014
Spending time in the kitchen can be more energy efficient than ever with these tips. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/andresr
Cooking Up Some Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy in the kitchen has never been easier. Using these tips and tricks will save money and energy, and you might become a better cook in the process.

July 3, 2014
Whether you BBQ with family or take a road trip, save money and energy this Independence Day. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/HeroImages
Save Energy this Independence Day

Tips and tricks for saving energy and fuel this Independence Day.

July 2, 2014
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How Much Do You Spend?

Ever wonder how much you spend on energy a year? We're breaking down the numbers for you.

June 26, 2014
The Mineirão Stadium, with its six thousand solar panels, is ready for more World Cup Action | Photo courtesy of Renato Cobucci/Imprensa/MG
Shining Some Light on the World Cup's Efficiency Efforts

Brazil strives for energy efficiency with solar powered stadiums during the 2014 World Cup.

June 20, 2014
Water is not only a precious resource but also used to produce energy. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/silverjohn
Making the Connection Between Water and Energy

It's not just learning to conserve water, but also understanding how energy and water are connected.