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March 6, 2012
This Month on Energy Savers: February 2012

This month, it was all about heat! Are you trying to decide whether or not to use your fireplace, space heater, or your heat at all?

February 28, 2012
Thinking of Your Thermostat for Savings This Winter

This has certainly been an unusual winter for most of the country.

February 27, 2012
LEDs: The Future of Lighting is Here

So, what do the little indicator light on your cell phone, a street light, an exit sign, and the common household light bulb have in common?

February 24, 2012
Have You Ever Participated in a Clean Energy Student Competition or Program?

This week, Eric shared with us a plethora of education-centered competitions, challenges, and other programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

February 23, 2012
State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is Closed

On Friday, February 17, 2012, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program closed officially in all U.S. states and territories.

February 22, 2012
Energy Department Makes a Difference Helping Students’ Careers

To stay a top competitor in today’s global economy, we need to make sure that students who aspire to be the next generation of America’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can get the hands-on experience and training they need to lead our industries and businesses.

February 20, 2012
Thanks, George Washington, for the Energy Efficient Washing Machine!

A quick internet search will provide you a list of retailers who are cutting down their prices on ENERGY STAR products this President’s day, many of them also providing buy-back programs for old appliances and even offering appliance rebates!

February 16, 2012
How Did You Celebrate Valentine's Day Efficiently?

Perhaps you took the bus to dinner instead of driving, kept the television off for the night, or used candles instead of lights?

February 14, 2012
Fuel Economy Valentines

What’s more romantic this Valentine’s Day than taking a drive with your sweetheart?

February 13, 2012
TV or Not TV

According to the Nielsen Company, about 54% of homes in the U.S. had three or more television sets in 2009.

February 10, 2012
How Efficient is Your Fireplace?

In the middle of winter, fireplaces are a popular topic.

February 7, 2012
Oh, the (Energy-Related) Stories I Have Heard...

I don't have an interesting tidbit, video, or page to link to today, so I thought I would share a few things I've heard people say about saving energy.

February 6, 2012
Light My Fire...Or Yours

It comes as no surprise that 9-out-of-10 American homes burned wood for heat a little more than a century ago.

February 2, 2012
This Month on Energy Savers: January 2012

In the coldest parts of winter, we've turned our thoughts toward the best seasonal tips, conservation of water and lighting power, and what's new in 2012. If you've missed any of January's posts, here's a recap.

February 1, 2012
Green Up Your Next Movie Night!

Winter. For many of us, the season means hot chocolate, winter sports, exercise indoors, and the classic American pastime—movie night.

January 31, 2012
Be a Lean, Mean, Green Eating Machine

The link between nationwide health improvement and energy efficiency efforts is strong.

January 27, 2012
What Are Your Favorite Winter Energy Savings Tips?

We want to know which winter energy savings tips you've tried.

January 25, 2012
New Lighting Facts Label: Takes the Guess Work Out of Shopping for Light Bulbs

If you're like me, it sometimes feels overwhelming standing at the store and staring at a big wall of light bulbs, trying to understand all the lighting choices.

January 23, 2012
Seasonal Tips

I’ve often wished I lived in one of those fabulous places where it’s 72 degrees and sunny year-round. But unfortunately, most of us don’t.

January 20, 2012
Have You Ever Tried Composting?

This week, Erin talked about how she's helping her parents (and learning from them) as they maintain an outdoor compost pile.

January 17, 2012
New Energy 101 Video: Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles, sometimes called EVs, can give drivers like you a convenient way to get around, while saving you money on fuel, reducing emissions, and supporting the nation’s energy security.

January 16, 2012
Reducing Waste and Saving Energy with Composting

“Hey, don’t throw that away!” This a phrase I heard quite often when I visited my parents over the holidays. What were they referring to?

January 13, 2012
Have You Found Any Energy-Efficient Bargains?

This week, Elizabeth shared her retail adventures in the clearance section of a store where she picked up some LED light strings at bargain prices.

January 10, 2012
Post-Holiday Holiday Shopping

Ah, January. It's still cold and it's still dark all the time, but now all the cheerful Christmas lights have come down so there's nothing to break up the monotony. What's there to do?

January 9, 2012
Musings on Water (and Power)

My household water comes from a well, and every drop of water that I use in the house has to be pumped out of the ground by an electrically operated pump; therefore, the less water I use, the less the pump has to operate, and the less electricity is used.