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 [...]

A Tale of Two Utilities: Post-Merger Duke Sees Growth in Carolina Energy Efficiency

Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress have the opportunity to take a leadership role in how energy efficiency programs are implemented in the Southeast. The companies can and should design and implement programs that reach a broad customer market and place additional emphasis on increasing customer participation in its EE/DSM programs to deepen the energy savings results.

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 [...]

Gift Giving With an Energy Mindset

Happy Holidays from SACE! In an effort to remain timely and keep our readers in the seasonal spirit, last week I showed you 6 of our favorite ideas to help you conserve both energy and dollars during the winter season. Today, I’d like to break that down a bit further and help you make one [...]

6 Ways To Save This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again: the time when temperatures go down, lights come on earlier and energy bills go way up. In addition to encouraging you to winterize your house for the colder months, we here at SACE wanted to share with you some ideas for making your holiday plans as energy efficient and [...]

Georgia Power Finishes 2011 with a Round of Applause

This blog was written by Natalie Mims and Jeannie McKinney. A little bit of congratulating is in order for one of the Southeast’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. As we’ve said time and again, the Southeast is often touted as one of the most neglectful regions in the U.S. for energy efficiency. Last October, Natalie Mims, [...]

New Ways To Track Your Energy Usage in 2012

As February is already getting under way, I’d like to share with you some new and innovative ways to help make 2012 your most energy-aware year ever. Obviously, confronting energy issues doesn’t exactly top the list of yearly resolutions that Americans make for themselves every January. With New Year’s goals usually centering on more tangible [...]

An Efficient Holiday Season: Eco Entertaining

I wanted to wrap up our holiday series by addressing a final, major seasonal activity that is generally high in energy consumption: holiday entertaining. I know that party planning can be a daunting task at times, and just having a few relatives and friends over for a quiet evening can require hours of preparation. There’s [...]

An Efficient Holiday Season: Decorating Edition

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve shared with you some tips and tricks for minimizing the energy impact of your holiday cooking exploits and your shopping and gift giving activities. However, I’ve not yet touched on the aesthetics of the season. No winter season is complete without the ornamental lights, or the cheerful air of [...]

An Efficient Holiday Season: Cooking Edition

This blog was written by SACE intern Jeannie McKinney. Well readers, it’s that time of year again: the time when temperatures go way down, lights come on earlier, and energy bills go way up. In addition to encouraging winterizing your house for the colder months, we here at SACE wanted to share with you some [...]