Energy Saving


It’s Earth Week on! All week, we’re focusing on climate change, highlighting Earth Day events and sharing ways Americans #ActOnClimate — from climate scientists at the National Labs to high school students competing in the National Science Bowl. Follow along all week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+, and let us know how you #ActOnClimate. From Fairbanks, Alaska, to Roanoke, Virginia,… Keep reading →


8. This Sunday, people across the country will set their clocks forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. But it hasn’t always happened on the second Sunday in March. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was implemented in 2007, added four weeks to Daylight Saving Time by changing it to start… Keep reading →


To help you save money by saving energy, we launched #AskEnergySaver — an online series that gives you access to some of the Energy Department’s home energy efficiency experts. During 2014, experts from the Department and our National Labs will be answering your energy-saving questions and sharing their advice on ways to improve your home’s comfort. This… Keep reading →

US Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks to r

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton gave an impassioned keynote address at last week’s Greenbuild 2013, billed as the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green construction. While it can be difficult to make energy efficiency sexy – maybe it should be called Dark Energy or something catchy – this speech provides examples of energy… Keep reading →

UK Hit By Heavy Snow Fall

The EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook finds US households heated with natural gas, propane and electricity face higher heating bills this winter. Projected changes in residential expenditures from last winter are: 13% higher for homes that heat primarily with natural gas 9% higher for propane 2% higher for electricity 2% lower for… Keep reading →

Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention

Innovative or just silly? You decide. But clearly innovations in the energy space are penetrating mainstream thinking. The relationship between saving energy and saving money has advanced in recent years, with inventors focusing efforts on the next big (or super small) energy breakthrough. Check out the devices below and use the comment section to let… Keep reading →

New York City Exteriors And Landmarks

Education, not stigmatization Brian Swett knows real estate. As LEED project manager for the large real estate investment trust Boston Properties until last year, Swett helped property owners and managers understand the value of green buildings. And that background is helping him in his latest task as the chief of environment and strategy for the… Keep reading →