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June 30, 2011
This Month on Energy Savers: June 2011

Check out what happened in June on Energy Savers.

June 29, 2011
Finding & Sharing Information about Energy Efficiency

Know someone looking for efficiency tips? Now you can send them to our Stay Cool, Save Money campaign.

June 23, 2011
Energy Efficiency and Fitness – A Complementary Pair

Ever heard of Non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT? It’s the idea that being more intentional about expending energy on daily activities can contribute to overall fitness just as regular exercise does.

June 16, 2011
How Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows?

Let us know -- how do you use daylighting and still keep your home cool in the summer?

June 15, 2011
Our homemade solar oven. | Courtesy of Moon Choe
Solar Oven, Take One: FAIL

If a fifth grade class can successfully make a solar oven, there’s absolutely no reason why I, as a fully functioning, 26-year-old adult, can’t successfully make one, too!

June 13, 2011
Fighting with South-Facing Windows

You might already know to keep your south-facing windows unshaded in the winter and use curtains in the summer. But there are a lot of other things you can do, too!

June 9, 2011
What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle?

Learn more about the new fuel economy labels and ask your questions here.

June 7, 2011
Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future

The clean energy innovations in vehicle technologies that DOE and its partners are advancing will help American families save money at the pump—or even allow them to quit the gas pump altogether.

June 6, 2011
America's Home Energy Education Challenge

America’s Home Energy Education Challenge is designed to harness the imagination and enthusiasm of America’s students to encourage home energy efficiency.

June 2, 2011
How Do You Ensure You Buy an Energy Efficient Computer?

How do you ensure you buy an energy efficient computer?

June 1, 2011
Going for the Gold (Computer), Again

Do your research thoroughly, check with EPEAT to make sure the model has active certification, and then make your buying decision on what you consider important.

May 31, 2011
This Month on Energy Savers: May 2011

A recap of May news on Energy Savers.

May 26, 2011
What Steps Do You Take to Drive Less?

What steps do you take to drive less?

May 25, 2011
It's Time to ACT

There are plenty of actions we can take to reduce oil consumption.

May 24, 2011
Drive Less, Save More

There are a variety of ways to minimize the distance you drive that can also save time and money.

May 23, 2011
Bike to Work - or Anywhere - for Fuel Savings

It is National Bike Month so hop on your bike for your commute.

May 19, 2011
How Would You Use a Smart Meter to Manage Your Energy Use?

How would you use a smart meter to manage your energy use?

May 17, 2011
Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient

However you plan to honor our fallen heroes this year, make it meaningful, fun, and energy-efficient.

May 16, 2011
Smart Meters and a Smarter Grid

Smart meters can communicate with in-home displays to let you know how much energy you're using, and even tell you the time of day the energy was used.

May 12, 2011
How Do You Save Energy at Home While on Vacation?

How do you save energy at home while on vacation?

May 10, 2011
Energy-Efficient Rebuilding After Tragedy: Inspiration from Greensburg, Kansas

Greensburg is a small town, with fewer than 1,000 households, and is rebuilding post-tornado as a sustainable community.

May 9, 2011
Saving Energy and Money at Home while on Vacation

Basic and small steps to save money and energy at home while on vacation.

May 5, 2011
How Do You Finance Energy-Saving Improvements?

How do you finance energy-saving improvements?

May 3, 2011
Watch For New PowerSaver Pilot Loan Program in Your Area

These new PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make the energy efficient improvements of their choice as well as renewable energy systems such as solar panels and geothermal systems.

May 2, 2011
How are Homeowners and Businesses Paying for Solar Energy Systems?

We commonly think that the sun provides free energy. That’s true, but photovoltaic panels and other equipment to harvest that energy aren’t free.