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Instead of arguing over the thermostat, try these tips to reduce your energy bills

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A viral Facebook post by Autumn Brandon from Clarkston, Michigan showed an argument that’s been going on between parents and kids, and even between partners, for as long as thermostats have been hanging on walls. It’s the argument about the ideal temperature and the high priced energy bills that follow. Brandon posted a sign on her thermostat that said: Unless you ...

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Oakland University conference focuses on energy efficiency

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A conference at Oakland University in Rochester will explore use of combined heat and power to boost energy efficiency by reducing waste. “Combined heat and power” is also known as cogeneration. Such systems produce electricity and useful thermal energy in one package. Backers say they avoid losses that happen when heat and power are generated separately. ...

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Maple sugar producers offered rebates for energy efficiency

Maple sugar producers offered rebates for energy efficiency

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s energy efficiency utility is offering rebates to maple sugar makers to help them make their operations more energy efficient. Efficiency Vermont says most Vermont sugar makers use oil or wood-fired evaporators to boil their sap. But it says reverse osmosis systems can remove more than 75 percent of the water from sap before boiling, reducing ...

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Bill sets limited regulatory power over power cooperatives

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill setting limits on the Mississippi’s Public Service Commission’s regulatory power over electrical cooperatives is one step from becoming law. The Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass House Bill 1139, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto. The measure followed months of disputes between the utility regulator and cooperatives. The commission ...

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Cuomo challenges NY students to $3M clean energy contest

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Image: Pat Arnow via Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s governor is offering $1 million to the best proposal created by college students for using renewable energy to power their campus. Andrew Cuomo announced the “Energy to Lead” competition on Friday. Three winning teams will each receive $1 million prizes to begin implementing their plans. The contest will be operated by the State Energy Research ...

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Saudi Aramco demonstrates track-record of energy efficiency

DHAHRAN — Saudi Aramco has welcomed global energy ministers, officials and experts from the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) to its Dhahran headquarters to demonstrate its industry leadership in greenhouse gases (GHG) management, including energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali I. Al-Naimi and CSLF ministerial co-chair hosted a delegation that included ...

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Pittsburgh-based TEN takes client-centered approach in energy efficiency

When municipal leaders in Harrisburg decided to replace the financially ailing city’s network of inefficient streetlights with LEDs — all 6,127 of them — international firms came to town offering their name-brand services and products. The team from The Efficiency Network, the least-known candidate for the contract, was the only bidder that offered options, including samples from different manufacturers that ...

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