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10 Ways You Can Burn Less Coal Today

You may not realize it, but you're probably burning coal - a lot of it it. Even if you don't have a coal burning furnace at home, you're consuming coal when you turn on your lights, power up your comp…

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28 Top Energy-Smart Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we've found. Most of them are low or no cost, to boot. Refrigerator/Fre…

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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels: Which is Best for Your Home?

Harnessing the sun's rays produces a renewable, clean power source that can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here's a fact sheet on these two methods to help y…

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7 Tips to Cut Cooling Costs This Summer

Oh, no! Not another heat wave. Staying cool all summer long is not an easy — or cheap — task. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly half of the average home’s energy bill during the…

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Paris Gives Free Kits to Help Monitor Watt/Water Consumption

By Alex Davies, TreeHugger Considering the impact of smart energy meters on how we use electricity, Sami Grover has argued "it's clear that simple feedback mechanisms can have a huge impact on hou…

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Home Energy Facts: Start Saving!

Conserving energy in our homes is a worthy goal for many reasons, including decreased environmental impact and more manageable utility bills. Here are a few quick energy facts and some resources to he…

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Home Energy Audit

If you've noticed that your house is drafty, or if, like a neighbor of mine, you got a letter from PG&E that says your house uses the most energy on the block, you might want to check into getting…

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Curb Your AC Enthusiasm

Here we go again, summer! But along with the high temperatures and humidity levels, we begin to crave the comfort of air conditioning. If you absolutely need air conditioning, follow a strict diet to …

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10 Simple (and Cheap) Green Ideas

Being green can be easy after all! Browse through this list of simple solutions designed to save energy and reduce carbon emissions for the planet, and at the same time save you money. 10 Tips to …

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I definitely feel that my dishes are cleaner and more sanitary using a dishwasher than can be accomp…

Great tips! I always do the one with the small bowl with water and soap to wash up utensils and reus…

Good article, great tips. TY