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 […]

What is Important When Buying a New Room Air Conditioner

Tweet Pin It This is for Jen. Earlier this week was the hottest day in our area all year – by far – and it was only June.  That day I was picking my kids up from my friend’s house, and she told me that her air conditioner had decided to leap to its death […]

Cleaning Refrigerator Coils to Save Energy

Tweet Pin It Many of you have been trying to guess what the above image is, ever since we posted it in How Vacuuming Can Save Lives.  While I had the shopvac and brushes out to clean the dryer vent (to save energy & lives) I also cleaned my in-laws refrigerator coils.  To keep your […]

Another Shocker – Agreeing with FoxNews

Tweet Pin It I can’t believe I agree with FoxNews With my recent rant about Newt Gingrich’s $2.50/gal energy plan, I only agreed with part of his overall goals, i.e., that of American made energy, not his method or his conclusion.  Now I find myself completely agreeing with another unlikely source, FoxNews, about how to […]

Home Energy Efficiency – What is Your Home MPG?

Tweet Pin It Hopefully you are not actually driving your home, because RVs get horrible gas mileage. In all seriousness though, one of the challenges today is figuring out how to compare the energy efficiency of homes in a way that can be readily understandable by home owners and potential buyers or renters. For cars, […]

Comparing Site Energy vs Source Energy and Why You Should Care?

Tweet Pin It When we compare things like homes or cars to determine which are more efficient, better for the environment, greener, etc. it is important to make sure we are comparing apples to apples and using the right calculations. There are two forms of energy use that are often discussed when talking about buildings […]

Going for Solar: Flipping the Switch To Green Energy (Step 11)

Tweet Pin It We finally got the go ahead from the electric company to turn on our solar awning on November 19, 2010. It was a bright, sunny day and I took a quick break from work to run home and flip the switch. Usually your solar contractor gives you basic training on how your […]

Earth Hour 2011 Coming Up Fast!

Tweet Pin It This Saturday, March 26th from 8:30 to 9:30 PM is Earth Hour. Join us in turning off your lights. Individuals, business, organizations and municipalities are turning off their lights around the world to show support for environmentally sustainable action. Landmarks around the world will be turning off their lights this year, including: […]

Learning Wrong Lessons from Nuclear Disaster in Japan

Tweet Pin It Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this still image from video footage March 14, 2011. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters I fear that as a world, and particularly in this country, we are taking away the wrong lessons from the nuclear disasters happening in Japan as a result of the 5th […]