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Natural Gas Prices In Midwest Could Jump Over 70% After Katrina

It’s hot out there! With temperatures reaching nearly triple digits in many parts of the country, air conditioning systems are working extra hard to keep you cool. While air conditioners provide comfort, they also use a lot of power. The Energy Information Administration estimates cooling accounts for about 6 percent of the total energy used in average American… Keep reading →

Researchers Predict Major Earthquake To Hit California In Next 30 Years

Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk… Keep reading →

Cold Snap Drives Demand For Home Heating Oil

From heating and cooling to electronics and appliances, it takes a lot of energy to power our daily lives. Our homes use 37 percent more energy today than they did in 1980. But without energy efficiency — through technology innovation and federal energy conservation standards— this number would be a lot higher. In fact, even… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

This article will help you find strategies to help you save energy during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter.… Keep reading →

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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. 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 month, we… Keep reading →

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While other economic segments struggled during the past decade’s downturn, green marketing grew, according to the 2013 Big Green Opportunity survey. The organic food market surged 238 percent, and the National Association of Home Builders projects green homebuilding to expand from $36 billion in 2013 to $85 to $105 billion by 2016. GM and Ford… Keep reading →

Construction Of New Homes Rise In March, But Less Than Expected

Green homes are not only trendy and in style, but they help keep Mother Earth feeling good. When it comes to being a green global citizen, there are always things you can do to improve your home and the environment, so here are a few things to get you and your house to be a… Keep reading →

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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. Hot… Keep reading →

Construction Of New Homes Continued To Rise In August

When building a new house, you want to make sure your home will help you save money in the future as well as preserve the environment. Not sure where to start? Use these suggestions to make sure you’re building an environmentally friendly home. Don’t Skimp on Quality Doors and Windows The problem with poorly sealed… Keep reading →

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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 →

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