Category Archives: Energy Economics

How Much Energy Did Your Home Use in July?

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The campaign for Clean Energy Victory Bonds has made an exciting leap forward! Representative Bob Filner (D-CA) and 10 cosponsors introduced HR 6275, the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012, to the House of Representatives.  The bill is supported…

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How can Cheap Electricity lead to Big Energy Bills?

This article from Clean Technica does a great job of summarizing those states lagging behind in setting standards for their energy consumers.  Yes, it seems counter-intuitive, but much like driving a car with a V-8 engine, it doesn’t matter how cheap the … Continue reading

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Revenue from Solar Grew $76 Billion in 4 years

Fact:Revenue in the solar industry grew to $93 billion in 2011- up from $17 billion in 2007. http://nyti.ms/TjRcRo @energyfactcheck

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Homebuyers Go Green to Cut Bills

In an attempt to boost sales in a dismal market, homebuilders are turning to what has been one of the most overlooked aspects of a house: improving the way it uses energy. While the sales results are mixed so far, … Continue reading

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When to invest in a new HVAC system

How Old is Your System? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests replacing your air conditioner or heat pump if it’s more than 12 years old, and your furnace or boiler if it’s more than 15 years old. New units—especially ENERGY … Continue reading

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If every 60-watt bulb was replaced with

If every 60-watt bulb was replaced with the 10-watt LED L Prize winner, savings would be 35 terawatt-hours or $3.9 billion in one year! http://ow.ly/cG2h2

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