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September 20, 2010
Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C

As part of some recent money- and energy-savings improvements I've been making to my home, a couple of weeks ago I installed a ceiling fan in my main living room. Part of my research led me to understand how ceiling fans are considered the most effective fans compared among table fans, floor fans, and fans mounted to poles or walls because they effectively circulate the air in a room to create a draft throughout the room.

September 16, 2010
Would You Consider Driving a Vehicle that Can Run on Biodiesel?

DOE has an Alternative Fuel Station Locator that can help drivers find the nearest fueling station to fill up their vehicles.

September 14, 2010
Harness the Power of the Sun

Step outside on a hot and sunny summer day, and you'll feel the power of solar heat and light. There are many ways to take advantage of this natural resource.

September 13, 2010
Biodiesel Offers a Renewable Alternative

Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made of vegetable oils or animal fats. It can be produced from new oils such as soy or used vegetable oils like restaurant grease.

September 9, 2010
How Are You Preparing to Save Energy this Fall and Winter?

Hard to believe, but summer is almost officially over! Cooler weather is just around the corner, and it's always best to be prepared.

September 7, 2010
Get Ahead of the Heating Season with an Energy Assessment

The sight of my breath was a reminder that soon I'll be running my heater again and will want to run it as little as possible while staying comfortable.

September 2, 2010
What 'Little Things' Do You Do to Save Energy?

Energy Empowers delivers stories about people like you taking both large and small steps to save energy, advance clean energy technologies, and build a more energy efficient and sustainable energy economy.

August 31, 2010
Empowering Actions to Save Energy Across the Country

Some of my favorite reminders of the rapid strides we are taking toward a clean energy future are the daily stories we feature on our Energy Empowers clean energy blog, and yesterday, we launched our brand new redesigned Energy Empowers Web site.

August 30, 2010
Energy 101 Videos: Learn More About the Basics!

A brand new Web site on EERE talks about the basics of how energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies work. But I wanted to point out something in particular: the Energy 101 series of videos!

August 26, 2010
What Questions Do You Have About 'Energy Basics'?

Energy Basics is a resource to help answer all of your "basic" questions about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

August 24, 2010
Green Means Go for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Taxis

The taxi, the icon of the bustling city, is getting a makeover. Cities nationwide are encouraging taxi fleets to turn over a new leaf and reduce their petroleum consumption.

August 23, 2010
Apartment Hunting – Part II - Keeping those Energy Bills Down

In the second of two entries on apartment hunting, I discuss things to look for that might help keep your energy bills low.

August 23, 2010
New Energy Basics Site: Check It Out!

Interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy but a little confused by all the terms? Wondering how the technologies actually work? Maybe you're doing some research or working on a paper and just need a little background info.

August 19, 2010
How Do You Save Energy and Stay Cool While Cooking in the Summer?

How do you save energy and stay cool while cooking in the summer?

August 17, 2010
Fact-o-rific Vehicle Facts of the Week

When I need a little pick-me-up at work, I often surf over to the EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Web site and read their latest Fact of the Week.

August 16, 2010
Beyond Salad: How to Save Energy in the Kitchen During the Summer

There are some simple, practical things you can do to reduce the energy load in your kitchen—as well as some tips that will help make the entire home more comfortable so you don't have to run screaming to the nearest air-conditioned restaurant.

August 12, 2010
Would You Consider Installing a Cool Roof?

Would you consider installing a cool roof? Why or why not?

August 10, 2010
Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I

Apartment hunting can be a long and stressful process. Finding that right place is difficult, let alone finding the right place with the right price.

August 9, 2010
Cool Roofs: An Introduction

I've been hearing a lot about cool roof technologies, so I welcomed the chance to learn more at a recent seminar.

August 5, 2010
Which LED Lighting Products Would You Consider Trying?

Which LED lighting products would you consider trying? Or, if you're already using LEDs, what do you think of them?

August 3, 2010
Thermostat Wars

The other day, I was visiting a friend's office and noticed something you may have noticed yourself: his building had a variety of micro-climates, ranging from the furnace hot to the freezing cold.

August 2, 2010
Seeing the Light: LED Under-Cabinet and Recessed Downlights

I moved into my apartment about four years ago. Little by little, I've continued to make improvements that help me save money on my energy bills.

July 29, 2010
What Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You?

What kind of green jobs most interest you?

July 27, 2010
Bringing Better Information to the Energy Savers Crowd

One of the most fun things I get to do in my work in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is go to exciting public events to help get some of our best educational resources into the hands of the public.

July 26, 2010
Greening Your Job: Careers in Energy

Recently a friend considering switching careers asked me about job opportunities in renewables and efficiency—often referred to as green jobs.