Scare your holiday energy bills down this season to manageable size with these hints
Are you hitting the road for Independence Day? You are not alone: this year will be record-breaking for Americans driving for the holiday, with nearly 1.3 million more travelers than last year. Whether it’s during holidays like the 4th of July or the peak hours, heavy traffic is a common sight. Car maintenance, wasted time, stress and extra costs can add up at the end of the year. Fortunately, you can make smarter driving choices every day.
Thanksgiving is upon us, and here at the Alliance to Save Energy we are excited to celebrate the holiday that is all about food, family and friends. As you prepare to stuff yourself at the dinner table, remember to save some space for energy efficiency. These easy tips will help you reduce energy and save money on fuel and utility costs over the holiday.
Halloween is the day of vampires, witches and ghouls - when small, scary creatures knock on our doors and threaten “trick or treat”. Most importantly, Halloween is a day to be playful at home, at work and in your community: with fun costumes, decorations, parties and delicious themed foods. With all this fun activity happening around October 31, though, there’s one special ingredient we can add to make everything even better: energy efficiency.
The 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) is underway in San Francisco from June 1-2. CEM7 is the first major meeting of global public sector energy leaders since the United Nations led successful negotiations and crafted a historic agreement in Paris last December. As a result, CEM7 is a pivotal opportunity to prioritize the policies that will help to double global energy productivity by deploying energy efficient technologies and practices.
El Monte Union High School District (EMUHSD), which has taken great strides in recent years to lead the way in energy conservation, was recently honored with the prestigious U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School award for 2015. The Green Ribbon School program recognizes schools and school districts that are reducing environmental impacts, improving wellness of schools, students, and staff, and providing environmental education to students.
Temperatures have plummeted across much of the nation over the past few days — a not-so-welcome introduction to the first official work week of 2015. While you may want nothing more than to hide under the covers, there are more productive steps you can take to mitigate the harsh impacts of cold weather.
Although winter doesn’t officially arrive until December 21, the recent dip in temperatures across much of the United States serves as a reminder that it is important for consumers to prepare their homes now in order to maximize energy savings during the coldest time of year.
PePS is a collaborative effort funded by multiple sources to promote and assist energy conservation programs in governments around the world. Four non-profit organizations are collaborating to direct the effort: - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a research institution of the U.S. Department of Energy; - Alliance to Save Energy, a U.S.-based consortium of manufacturers and service providers engaged in the energy efficiency business; - IIEC, a global non-profit working to bring sustainable energy solutions to developing countries and economies in transition; and - ICLEI, an international association of local governments implementing sustainable development.
Happy New Year! Here at the Alliance to Save Energy we’re thinking about energy efficiency 24/7. So we put together a list of some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and revamped them with an energy-efficient spin. Not only will these resolutions help you save energy and money in 2014, but many of them are so easy to adopt that we’re willing to bet you’ll still be following them come February.
Thanksgiving is the perfect trifecta of family, friends, and food—making it one of my favorite celebrations. But Thanksgiving tops my unofficial “best holiday” list for another, less known and less celebrated, reason. So what’s that other reason? We consume less energy! According to Opower, energy use is significantly lower on Thanksgiving compared to a typical Sunday in November. This seems surprising given all of the travelling and cooking that occurs, but a closer examination shows there’s a fairly simple explanation for the Thanksgiving energy anomaly.
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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Quality assurance through commissioning of new and existing buildings is an important tool to improve building energy performance, reduce utility bills, enhance energy reliability, and reduce pollution emissions.
According to Alliance calculations, the average U.S. household will spend $3,300 on transportation energy costs this year. Check out our tips for vehicle maintenance and smart driving that can help you keep a little more of that money in your pocket.
As national gas prices rise for the 32 nd consecutive day, reaching a four-month high, the Alliance to Save Energy reminds drivers they can make easy, fuel-efficient decisions.
Start 2013 off right! Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our 12 energy-saving tips.
Whether driving to “grandmother’s house” or anywhere else for the upcoming winter holidays, you can start saving money on gasoline even before you hit the road with some planning and basic vehicle maintenance.
Consumers should adopt energy efficiency measures to keep their homes comfortable and their heating bills reasonable this winter as they face higher heating fuel costs and colder temperatures compared with last winter.
Does the sudden jump in gas prices have you jumpy as you head out on your summer vacation? Fuel-efficient driving and proper vehicle maintenance, as demonstrated in the Alliance to Save Energy’s fuel-efficiency videos, can keep more money in your pocket this summer and beyond.
Energy efficiency – doing more with less energy – benefits you, your country, and the world. The benefits of energy efficiency are numerous. But the top five reasons that people, companies and governments choose to use energy more efficiently are...
Memorial Day kicked off the summer driving season. While gas prices have dropped, you can still do plenty to make the fuel in your tank last longer.
The hundreds of college dorms that competed to save energy in the nation’s second “Campus Conservation Nationals” (CCN) decreased energy use by a whopping 1.7 million kWh of electricity and nearly $160,000.
As Earth Day approaches and gas prices inch toward a painful $4 a gallon, the Alliance to Save Energy suggests that drivers “put a premium” on fuel efficiency to save gas, money and the environment.
The Alliance is celebrating 35 years with 35 consumer video tips to help people save energy and money every day.