Category Archives: energy news

It Takes Two: How to Maximize Your Energy Benefits Using Solar and EVs Together

Thinking about going solar or getting an electric vehicle (EV)? How about both? The price of solar has come down drastically over the past decade, and EVs are becoming cost-competitive with their combustion engine counterparts, especially when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance, like oil changes and fuel. When converting over to an… Read More »

Every Valentine’s Rose Has Its (Energy) Thorn

Since the early 1900s, Americans have indulged in Valentine’s Day, and used tokens of romance to express their affection. Roses are undeniably the most popular choice among modern romantics, with at least 250 million cut roses sold annually for the holiday. Before you go finding that perfect red bouquet for your beloved, however, consider the… Read More »

Not a Drop to Waste: How to Get Smart with Water and Energy Conservation

Drink. Flush. Clean. Spray. Wash. Think about all of the ways we use water. We use water to look good (wash our clothes, brush our teeth, take showers), feel good (drink water, go to the bathroom, water the vegetables and herbs we eat), and to make our homes look good (water our lawn and plants).… Read More »

The Link Between Water and Energy Conservation

This article first appeared in the Daily Progress. Did you know that energy is needed to filter and treat the water we consume and then pump it into our homes and businesses? Additionally, energy is needed to heat water for cooking, bathing, and washing. Consequently, when we conserve water we also conserve energy. The average… Read More »