Declaring Energy Independence In Your Home

This 4th of July, celebrate the anniversary of America’s independence with more than cookouts and sparklers. This Independence Day, declare your independence from our fossil fuel-power past and take some small personal steps towards realizing a clean(er) energy household. A decade ago, just before another Independence Day, my Irish-born husband returned from the hardware store [...]

Declare Energy Independence this July 4th!

Once again we are gearing up to celebrate the Fourth of July, which also means it’s time to declare your energy independence from fossil fuels! Improving energy efficiency in your home or going solar are just two ways to take control of your energy destiny while saving money.

Declaring energy independence

This 4th of July, celebrate the anniversary of our country’s independence with more than a cookout and sparklers. This Independence Day weekend, declare your independence from our fossil fuel past and take some small personal steps towards realizing a clean energy household! Years ago, just before another Independence Day weekend, my Irish husband returned from [...]

My WINDependence Day

Even with the many benefits this American energy source provides, the media often confronts wind energy with a political rhetoric that depicts a partisan divide. Yet, as President Obama mentioned a few weeks ago in his climate change speech, “75 percent of all wind energy in this country is generated in Republican districts.” That’s why Republican governors from Iowa and Kansas expressed support for the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). In Georgia, recent support for solar power ranged from Tea-Partiers to Democrats, showing that bipartisan support for clean energy sources is possible. Wind power isn’t red or blue; it’s red, white AND blue!