BLOG TO SAVE ENERGY

Man reading newspaper article on gas shortage 1973 oil embargo crisis
Four decades ago this week, an energy crisis began that would change America. It would eventually lead to cars and trucks across the country forming double lines at every gas station, customers waiting hours to get to a pump, prices skyrocketing 300 percent, and drivers limited in how much gas they could buy. And infamous signs reading “NO GAS” and “Sorry No Gasoline” became regular sights on the road.
Hotels say they're going green, but much energy are they really aving?

Anyone who has stayed in a hotel recently is likely familiar with the leaf-adorned bathroom cards asking guests to “Save Mother Earth!” and hang up their towels if they do not need them to be washed, or signs reminding them to turn off the lights when leaving the room. But anyone who has stayed in a hotel recently is probably also familiar with air conditioners perpetually set at 68 degrees (I bet if you are a woman you bring along a sweater or jacket when attending conferences and meetings in a hotel even in the dead of summer) and TVs playing late into the night in empty lobbies. These hotels tout how “green” and “eco-friendly” they are—but how much energy are they really saving?

Person using smartphone app to save energy and money

In addition to taking photos, using maps, chopping fruit and playing word games, you can get apps that bring energy efficiency to your fingertips. With your smartphone, it is easier than ever to start saving energy today!

So without further ado (drumroll please), here are the Top 10 Energy Efficiency Apps for 2013!

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Apps for 2013!

Four Friends Driving On a Summer Road Trip
The Alliance calculated that the average U.S. household will spend $3,300 on transportation energy costs this year. As demonstrated in the Alliance’s fuel efficiency tips video series, and in the tips below, proper vehicle maintenance and smart driving can help keep more of that money in your pocket.

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