Natural Gas, Solar, and Energy Efficiency: It's the Direct Energy Buzz for November 2015

Natural Gas, Solar, and Energy Efficiency: It’s the Direct Energy Buzz for November 2015

It’s time for the November installment of the Direct Energy Buzz! Catch up on what’s happened at our company specifically and around the energy sector in general.

Natural Gas, Solar, and Energy Efficiency: It's the Direct Energy Buzz for November 2015

Today, we’ll explain how to understand natural gas prices, provide some winter energy efficiency tips, and deliver an update on the UH-Direct Energy Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge.

Energy Industry News

There are many benefits to using a renewable resource like solar energy for residential or commercial energy purposes. However, because it’s a relatively new technology, some controversy does surround this energy resource. If you are thinking about possibly switching to solar power energy, be sure to do your research to get the full picture before dismissing the idea. To get you started, Direct Energy has put together our four main reasons to join the solar revolution today!

Natural Gas, Solar, and Energy Efficiency: It's the Direct Energy Buzz for November 2015
The cool blue light of a stove working with natural gas can be quite soothing to the eyes.

With the winter approaching, figuring out how natural gas is priced can be helpful when looking to lower your heating and cooking bills. On a basic level, there are three main components that make up the natural gas price: price of supply, customer’s overall usage, and the delivery period. The article “Natural Gas 101: what Goes into The Price of Natural Gas?”explains those factors in detail to give you the understanding you need.

Direct Energy News

With cooler air of fall finally arriving here in Texas. It’s a gentle reminder that winter is coming to the rest of the country. Direct Energy has created a Fall Home Maintenance series to make sure your home is ready for the upcoming winter weather. Take a look at Part One in the series geared towards your HVAC system. Also don’t forget to look for future installments in the series to make sure your home is protected this winter.

Natural Gas, Solar, and Energy Efficiency: It's the Direct Energy Buzz for November 2015

In early October, Direct Energy teamed up with the University of Houston for the UH-Direct Energy Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge (EEIC). The challenge consists of seven groups of UH students with a variety of backgrounds ranging from graduate and undergraduate students. With the help of Direct Energy experts and other industry professionals, these teams were faced with the challenged to design a house that can be built for $80,000 and have energy bills under $25 a month. Their first round of presentations were last week and so far their results are impressive. Stay tuned to see how these students stand up to their challenge!

What else is happening in the energy industry that interests you? Please share with us in the comments!

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