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Direct Energy Buzz for November 2014

The Direct Energy Buzz for November 2014 is packed full of interesting tidbits that can help you become a more responsible and informed energy consumer. We feature an optimistic but cautious update about US energy efficiency; the real life facts that environmental impact matters even when you’re building a solar energy farm, how Sandia National Lab […]

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Insulate Your Attic for Winter NOW!

That little nightly nip in the fall air should be reminding you that NOW is the time to insulate your attic for winter. Why? Well, first off, this is best time of year to do it because the weather tends to be cooler and drier. Having spent lots of quality time insulating attics, I can […]

Energy Efficiency at Home

Celebrate Energy Awareness Month in October with 5 Useful Energy Tips

Throughout the United States, different programs are underway to promote energy awareness. The US Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) promotes energy and water conservation practices throughout the Federal government. State governments and organizations such as TeamPA in Pennsylvania, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and Texas is Hot are also doing their part to educate consumers […]

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Zombie Electronics: Stop Feeding The Shambles!

Have you heard? The Shambles are back in town – just like the characters in The Walking Dead (Season 5 starts this Sunday, 10/12/2014)! But instead of “Braaaaaaains,” these zombies eat at your electricity usage. Don’t fall victim to the Shambles – learn how much energy you’re feeding these zombies through not paying attention to your […]

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8 Ways to Lower the Electricity Bills in Your First Apartment

So, you’ve moved most of your stuff out of your parents’ place, and after all the hassle, drama, and unexpected expenses, you’re finally settling into your first, very own apartment. That means you’ll be paying your own electricity bills. AAAAAAA!!!!!!!! While there’s no need to panic, your energy habits do affect your monthly bill. While […]