Category Archives: Energy Use

How to Save Money on Heating – 10 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill

We just paid for our first delivery of 100 gallons of heating oil, to the tune of $379. It is a temporary expense, since we hope to convert our 26 year old oil furnace to a gas burning one some … Continue reading

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Grid Level Battery – TED: Donald Sadoway

Science has enabled us to choose to live simply, to reduce our carbon footprint, and to conserve earth’s limited resources effectively. However, science is often driven by opportunistic capitalism and big business and enterprise. Here’s an incredible TED talk by … Continue reading

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High Gas Prices This Summer? Here’s how to Fight Back

It happens every summer. Fuel prices climb along side the rising summer temperatures here in the Northern Hemisphere. And, until we all start driving our hydrogen powered cars, our budgets will continue to need an ever expanding slot for gasoline … Continue reading

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Programmable Thermostats

My wife and I live in a multi-story townhouse built in the 1940’s. During the summer, electricity powers our central AC unit and in the cold winter months, we are kept warm by a four year old high-efficiency, natural gas … Continue reading

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