residential energy use

National Vampire Awareness Day - Take Two!

So why didn't National Vampire Awareness Day catch on? The promising holiday - dedicated to energy conservation, not blood suckers - lasted just one year, on October 30, 2008.

Me, My Wife and Irene

Maybe it was the fact that I tied the knot with my beautiful wife, Laura. Or maybe it was the blustery entrance of Hurricane Irene the following day. Let's just say it was an unforgettable weekend.

Freeing the Grid Intro

Commonly known as the policy that enables a customer’s electric meter spin backwards, net metering is the billing arrangement by which customers realize savings from their clean energy systems. 1 kWh generated by the customer has the exact same value as 1 kWh consumed by the customer.

Net Metering

Net metering is a simple billing arrangement for customer-sited DG. Without exception, significant deployment of clean, customer-sited DG occurs only in states with modern interconnection and net metering policies.

Outdoor Water Use at Home

The American dream might be to live in a big house with an emerald green lawn in front and a shimmering pool out back. For water conservation, this is more like a nightmare than a dream!

Meet the Energy Bills

We can’t help but feature another episode of our favorite energy efficiency odd couple, The Energy Bills, as they learn how to save more watts and dollars.

Freeing the Grid

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

Freeing the Grid

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

Water Issues

Find out more about how water is a part of your daily life through your habits inside and outside of your home, the food you eat, the products you buy and even the energy use.

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