AZ Solar Customers Face New Proposed Fee

*** Update – The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has made its decision, and no one is happy. By a 3-2 vote, the ACC agreed to a compromise fee of $.70…

Energy Efficiency Becomes More Efficient

Energy efficiency is becoming, well, more efficient as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) technology is expanding. BIPV is a solar technology in which solar sensors or panels are built directly into a…

A Bipartisan Bill to Pass?

The Senate may be able to make an agreement this month as a bipartisan energy efficiency bill will go before Congress. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013…

Lower Electric Bills Expected This Summer

After four straight years of electric bills increasing, experts at the US Energy Information Administration are predicting that the average American consumer will be paying a little less for electricity…

Volkswagen Sets the Standard for Efficiency

Nothing against American-based car makers like Ford or General Motors, but when it comes to combining engineering, fuel economy and green initiatives, Volkswagen (VW) has proven time and time again…

7 Ways To Stay Cool At Home

Post college graduation, I moved into a wonderful city house. It included stained glass windows, a clawfoot tub, and the charm of old city life. Unfortunately, it did not include…