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Why Renewable Energy Matters – A Primer

What exactly is renewable energy? A common definition is “Energy that comes from renewable resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.” This typically includes biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action, and tidal action. But in a global society that runs 24/7/365, renewable energy is still considered too intermittent, unreliable, and expensive. Well, here […]

The Top Five Hurricane Preparedness Products to Have on Hand

The Top Five Hurricane Preparedness Products to Have on Hand

Even though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted a below normal hurricane season, summer storm systems (like Invest 91-L) still pose a hurricane-like risk of damaging winds and lots of rain. With soils at saturation in many parts of the country, the risk for flash flooding is even greater. Current predictions show Invest 91-L […]

Cool Your Home in Summer With Six Trendy Tips

Cool Your Home in Summer With Six Trendy Tips

Keeping cool during the summer heat always presents a big problem. After all, buildings absorb heat all day long and then release that stored energy at night. With all that heat energy, keeping the living space of your home cool can get expensive (even if you keep your air conditioner set above 76 oF – or 24 oC). […]

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The Direct Energy Buzz for June 2015

With summer vacation on our minds, we’re going to get wired on how electricity travels in this June 2015 installment of the Direct Energy Buzz. Transmitting electricity isn’t just about stringing wires to handle the demand load – it’s really about balancing two different kinds of power. We’ll also discuss the balancing act between power regulation and […]