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August 11, 2014
This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All of California is still in a drought. Cities were especially hot due to their concentration of buildings and human activity,...
April 22, 2014
There are many tips out there about saving energy in your home. So many, in fact, that it can leave you wondering, “Well, what are the things that I should focus my attention on to really cut down on energy use and energy bills?” In my...
January 3, 2013
Welcome to the New Year!  On January 1 of each year, 40–50% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. The most common resolutions we find ourselves making include quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising more. In other words...
April 23, 2012
Yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, but as we are often reminded, every day is Earth Day. And it’s not too late to do your part to reduce pollution by saving energy, while at the same time saving money by cutting down your...
December 16, 2011
It is unfortunate that some members of Congress have inserted a provision in the federal appropriations bill seeking to derail implementation of lighting efficiency standards enacted in 2007 and signed by then-President Bush. Contrary to...
December 15, 2011
As the resident behavior sage and noted Christmas expert, I have collected some energy-saving tips from the Santa’s helpers here at ACEEE on how to have a low impact, low stress, energy-efficient holiday season. Yes, Virginia, you can have...
April 22, 2011
In honor of this year’s Earth Day theme: “A Billion Acts of Green,” ACEEE suggests six energy-saving tips that will not only help consumers create less pollution, but also help them save money. With many wondering what steps they...
August 9, 2010
On a personal note, I learned about an additional benefit of investing in a super-efficient refrigerator.  About two months ago my wife and I finally bought a new refrigerator—the new Whirlpool model that is the most efficient on the...