This recent blog post “For Retirement Savings, Solar Power Is a Better Bet Than the Stock Market” from thedailygreen.com shows how one octogenarian couple is using renewable energy to stretch their savings and contain costs in retirement. While this post focuses on solar photovoltaics, any clean energy system—solar, wind, geothermal or biomass—can produce the same benefits. Continue reading
If you’ve taken steps to save on electricity at home, but you’re not currently thinking about installing a clean energy system right now, consider the following.
A recent Associated Press headline read, “Shocker: Power Demand From U.S. Homes is Falling” but the real shocker came later in the article.
“Suddenly faced with shrinking sales, some utilities are asking for regulatory changes so they can charge higher rates per kilowatt hour in exchange for helping customers further reduce consumption . . .” Doesn’t this violate the basic law of supply and demand—that as demand goes down, prices go down, too? Continue reading
There’s no doubt about it, the NFL is definitely big business and like every other business, it’s looking to control costs. As vocal advocates of the economics of clean energy, we aren’t surprised that many NFL franchises are turning to renewables to get the job done. Continue reading
When Eliot lured E.T. out of hiding with a trail of Reese’s Pieces, sales of the peanut butter candies shot up an amazing 65% (some estimates actually put it at 80%!). Suddenly, the four year old brand, a relative new comer on the market, hit the big time. With a success story like that, we can’t help but wonder what a little help from Hollywood could do for clean energy. Continue reading