How much did the US spend on Imported Oil in 2014?

Tweet Pin It My previous blog posts about the US spending on imported oil are finally making a difference. At least a lot of people seem to be asking how much the US spends on importing oil.  Earlier this year, one of the leading United States Presidential Candidates stated that the US spent about $300 […]

Heating Degree Days and Cooling Degree Days

Tweet Pin It Have you ever had the feeling that this winter (or summer) was milder or harsher than normal? With all the talk of climate change, global warming and extreme weather, I certainly have.  Do you want to see how your energy use is doing compared to previous years, but realize that since last […]

What I Did Today – Energy Star for Buildings

Tweet Pin It I don’t talk about my work much in the blog but when I was thinking back to what I did that was green today, a work thing popped into my head. Today I received notification that the five Energy Star building certifications I had applied for were approved. Energy Star for Buildings is a […]

ISO to Go – Our New Favorite App

Tweet Pin It Alicia just showed me my new favorite app for iPhones and Androids: ISO to Go from ISO New England.  ISO to Go, which is also available for free, provides easy access to real-time electricity data for the New England grid including: Overview of the power grid and electricity markets Real-time consumer demand […]

Ten Ways to Save Money, Energy and Protect Your Health This Winter

Tweet Pin It The following is directly from the EPA’s Newsroom on October 18, 2012. The pictures included in the steps are from our blog and link to our posts on the topics raised by the EPA. WASHINGTON – With winter quickly approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is highlighting ten tips for Americans […]

Doubling Fuel Efficiency Standards by 2025

Tweet Pin It I had the opportunity today to listen in on the press call held by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where they announced that they are finalizing the national standard for fuel efficiency for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks for model years 2017-2025. The official […]

Going for Solar Another Way – Solar Leasing

Tweet Pin It While we purchased our solar installation outright, there are other effective ways to get solar on your home.  Here is a guest post by our friend and fellow solar enthusiast Bob Paine. Achieving green energy, one homeowner at a time by Bob Paine Bob Paine’s Leased Solar Arrayin Medford, MA I have […]

Photo Montage from Renewable Sales – A Solar Mecca!

Tweet Pin It On Thursday, I attended “Understanding Risks and Rewards: A Conversation on Community Solar” organized by the North East Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) as a pre-event to their Building Energy 12 Conference in Boston next month. The session was organized by The Cadmus Group and my co-worker was one of the speakers.   Renewable […]

Answers to your questions about Pennies Per Pound

Tweet Pin It As I have been speaking to people about my Pennies Per Pound CO2 Energy Stamp & Tax Idea I have been hearing a number of questions and concerns.  I love hearing from people that totally support the program, but it is even more important for me to hear from those that don’t […]

Going for Solar – Adding Insurance for Solar Array

Tweet Pin It Hurricane Irene 2011 – Photo courtesy of NASA With Hurricane Irene heading straight for Boston I finally got around to calling my insurance company to see if I needed to make any changes to my homeowners’ coverage now that we have this expensive solar awning on our home.  I’ve been meaning to […]