Tag: Energy Star

21 Tips for Decreasing Your Energy Bill

Written by | March 3rd, 2011

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After putting her home through an energy audit, Steph Wear is saving big bucks on her utilities. Now she shares ideas that can help you lower your bills.

Should You Ignore Energy Star Ratings?

Written by | March 30th, 2010

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A government investigation found that the Energy Star energy-saving rating program isn’t fool-proof. But that doesn’t mean you should buy any old appliance, says our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2010

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You’re cool, we’re green, it’s morning…let’s get this eco-news party started:

  1. A boat made of 12,000 recyclable plastic bottles is sailing for 3 months…right through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, the irony… (EcoGeek)
  2. Why was a 3rd runway nixed for Heathrow Airport? Hint: Two words, both beginning with “c.” (Ecopolitology)
  3. Clean diesel: Get excited! (The Vine)
  4. You can’t count on anything: Even the federal Energy Star program is “highly vulnerable to fraud.” (GoodCleanTech)
  5. CO2 emissions from the soil are increasing because of…those two words that both begin with “c.” (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 2

Written by | April 2nd, 2009

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Don’t be fooled by this beautiful prize-winning photo of a cane toad – the critters are such terrible pests that Australian’s destroy them with glee. Read on for all the green news from around the world in our daily round-up. How Do You Say “Plug It In” in Mandarin? China is aiming to become the world […]

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