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IE Questions: How Much Electricity Do Our Holiday Decorations Use?

The annual holiday light display at Denver's City & County Building

'Tis the season to wrap your home in holiday spirit, blanket your trees with sparkling lights and litter your lawn with whimsical animals. But how much electricity do these decorations use, and how much are they costing us? Inside Energy finds the answer. Continue Reading →

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How Efficient Are You?

Energy Efficiency Scorecard Ranking for 2014

The results are in on the state-by-state energy efficiency ranking, and some of Inside Energy's focus states are at the bottom of the class. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard last week, grading states for their policies and efforts toward energy efficiency. Continue Reading →

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Renewable Storage Is Key

In 2020, when 33% of California's electricity is supposed to come from renewable sources, the net load curve will look like a duck.

As we talk about the future of renewable energy, there's one aspect that should be at the forefront of the conversation: storage. We've already figured out how to capture wind and solar energy, but it's equally important to figure out the best way to store this energy and use it when it's needed. Continue Reading →

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