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August 15, 2013
Simply changing settings on your washer and dryer can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Bethany Sparn, NREL 25545
Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money

By considering efficiency when buying or using appliances, you can save money on your monthly energy bills.

August 8, 2013
A small wind electric system can be a clean, affordable way to power your home. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Fleckenstein, NREL 26476
Could Your Home Benefit from a Small Wind Electric System?

Consider whether a small wind electric system is right for you.

August 2, 2013
Trees can save you energy by blocking sunlight in the summer and letting it through in the winter. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/blackie
Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Trees, fans, and window treatments can keep you cool and save energy this summer.

July 31, 2013
With a little planning, your family reunion can be both fun and energy-efficient this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/RonTech2000
Save Energy at This Year’s Family Reunion

Follow these easy tips to make this year's family reunion more energy-efficient.

July 25, 2013
Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter
Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors

Try these cheap, easy fixes for keeping your home cooler this summer.

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.

May 29, 2013
Home solar systems can save you energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL 22168.
Home Solar Installations: Things to Consider

Consider whether a home solar electric system is right for you.

May 22, 2013
An increasing number of employers are offering workplace charging. | Photo courtesy of Biogen Idec, Inc., a partner of the Workplace Charging Challenge.
Save at the Pump and Charge While You Work

Take these steps to work toward plug-in electric vehicle charging at your workplace.

May 21, 2013
Students can register now to save energy and win prizes with the Home Energy Challenge.
Competition Helps Kids Learn About Energy and Save Their Households Some Money

America's Home Energy Education Challenge teaches students how to save energy.

May 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: Saving Energy During Vacation

Sharing your tips for saving energy and money while on summer vacation.

May 13, 2013
Consider the convenient options for plugging in an electric vehicle at home. | Photo courtesy of Tony Markel , NREL 18488.
Charging Your Plug-in Electric Vehicle at Home

Learn about your options for charging a plug-in electric vehicle at home.

May 7, 2013
Biking to work helps you get some exercise while reducing your carbon footprint. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/olaser
Warm Weather and the Daily Commute

Alternative methods of commuting can be fun and rewarding.

May 6, 2013
Incubator 6 awardee Sun Number converts complex aerial data into an easy-to-understand solar suitability score ranging from 1 to 100, with 100 being the ideal rooftop for solar. | Photo courtesy of Sun Number.
Solar So Simple It Is Just a Click Away

The SunShot Initiative is working to make it easier for consumers to install solar panels on their homes.

May 1, 2013
Energy Saver can help you save energy and money this spring. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias
Saving Energy and Money this Spring: A Poem

Learn ways to save energy this spring with an Energy Saver poem.

April 26, 2013
Caulking is an easy way to reduce air leakage around your windows. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos
Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows!

Window maintenance this spring can save you energy and money year-round.

April 25, 2013
Eating locally grown produce is healthy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/CDH_Design
Think Spring, Think Local…

Enjoy the personal and environmental benefits of eating green this summer.