Your BMW is the Answer to Grid Instability

Electric vehicles are being introduced with all the bells and whistles: impeccable safety features, back-up cameras, autopilot, and of course, remarkable efficiency.  But there is one additional feature that will…

Are You Paying Attention to Sea Level Rise?

The world turns its attention to coastal flooding whenever natural disasters like hurricanes or tsunamis strike. Unfortunately, few people remain aware of the severity of the threat to coastal settlements…

6 Sustainable Gifts that Keep On Giving

There are only a handful of shopping days left and that can only mean one thing…the malls are slammed with frenzied shoppers looking for last minute deals.  (Not to mention…

New York Says ‘NO!’ to Fracking

In what amounts to less than shocking news, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 17th that fracking is officially banned within the state. YourEnergyBlog recently visited the prospect…

Hanukkah: A Time to Celebrate Sustainability!

When it comes to energy conservation and efficiency, Hanukkah is probably the last thing that comes to mind. However, the grand holiday known for latkes, menorahs, and Dreidel (although let’s…

Watch How Carbon Emissions Have Evolved Over 150 Years

This interactive visualization, originally posted by the World Resources Institute, is the most shocking CO2 comparison I’ve come across.  I’ve known that the United States has been a leader in...

Objections to Demand Response are Ludicrous

Demand response is making national news thanks to some disconcerted utilities and a New Mexico senator. Utilities, including FirstEnergy and several New England generators, are petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Tops Never Stops…Playing With Gas

Tops Markets (Tops), a Western New York grocery chain, recently announced a $14 million project that will swap out its fleet of diesel trucks in favor of trucks powered by…