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Texas Activists Encouraging All Residents to Stop Energy Rates from Rising

AUSTIN — Citizens are calling on the City Council to prevent Austin Energy ratesĀ  from raising. “We cannot keep raising electric rates. People have to live. We have to look out for people in Austin who don’t make $100,000 a year,’ said Bill Oakey. The activists say Austin Energy want to collect $126 million more […]

Green Batteries, Where Can I Get One?

The move from disposable to rechargeable batteries isn’t going as well as it might. Maybe it’s because the effort, on an individual basis, seems to have such a small impact. But the hundreds of thousands of discarded batteries sent to landfills every year are threatening the environment with toxic heavy metals. Environmentally friendly A major […]

Simple Things to Do to Cut Down Electricity Costs

The increase in electricity costs worldwide are at an all time high and its only going to get worse. What can we do? Look for the alternatives so you can save money and use it somewhere else. In order to cut down on electricity cost, you can take various measures which will not only cut […]

Google, KRR end 2011 with new investment in solar power

Google Inc. is ending the year with another clean energy investment together with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. by investing in four solar farms to provide enough electricity for about 13,000 homes inCalifornia. Google’s $94 million is the internet giant’s first in grid-connected photovoltaic solar power investment. This latest investment brings Google’s total clean power […]

All About Smart Meters

What are smart meters? A smart meter is a new type of electricity or gas meter. The old-fashioned meters in most homes today do nothing more than keep track of total energy consumption on a dial on the meter. By contrast, smart meters can transmit and receive data to and from the electricity company. Among […]

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