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July 24, 2013
Pictured is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's water heating testing facility. Researchers estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, ORNL.
R&D 100: Innovations That Could Save Consumers Money

Looking for the latest in energy efficiency technology? Check out these National Lab breakthroughs that could help homeowners save energy and money.

July 18, 2013
A picnic is a good way to save energy whle enjoying the summer weather. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Silberkorn
Save Energy With A Picnic!

Enjoy the summer weather while saving energy with a picnic.

July 12, 2013
Maintaining your air conditioner is just one way to fulfill an energy independence pledge this summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/firemanYU
Resources for an Energy Independence Pledge

Make an energy independence pledge to save energy and money this summer.

June 26, 2013
When considering a new home, keep energy efficiency in mind. | Photo courtesy of Warren Gretz, NREL 08742
How to Save on Energy Bills When Buying a New Home

When shopping for your new home, look for these energy efficiency indicators.

June 23, 2013
Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

Video documents a group of fourth graders quest to take their classroom "off the grid."

June 20, 2013
Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan
Summer Loving—Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting!

Brighten up your evenings this summer with energy-efficient outdoor lighting.

June 19, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Summer

We asked, you shared your tips for saving energy and money during summer.

June 10, 2013
New PSAs Help You Save Energy and Money

The Energy Department's new PSAs offer practical and simple actions that both homeowners and renters can take to save money on their energy bills.

June 6, 2013
A variety of hybrid and all-electric vehicles are available for consumers. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Hudgins, NREL 17078.
Comparing Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Check out the options for hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles this summer.

June 4, 2013
Using funding from the Energy Department, Philips Lumileds developed the LUXEON S1000 -- a commercial LED product used in outdoor street and parking lot lighting. While small, this chip is the heart of the light and as of June 2012 was brighter than a 60-watt light bulb. | Photo courtesy of Philips Lumileds.
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs

Counting down the top facts about light-emitting diodes. Read on to test your LED knowledge.