Cooking with Less Kilowatts: Greek Meatball Stuffed Pita Pockets

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Welcome to Cooking with Less Kilowatts. There is nothing better than sitting down in the evening to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. But did you know that changing what you do in the kitchen can make an impact on your monthly electricity bill? Each week, I will help you find ways to cook using less energy while still getting a satisfying, flavorful meal. Trust […]

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Bounce Back into the New School Year with These Pins

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As summer comes to an end, everyone is preparing for the new school year. Kids mourn the end of their summer fun, parents spend hours trying to cross off everything on their back to school list, and teachers gear up for the influx of new students. We’ve gathered these pins on our Back to School Pinterest […]

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Putting Technology to Good Use Part 1 – Energy Efficiency Apps

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Welcome to “Putting Technology to Good Use!” This series will introduce you to a host of helpful products and apps, and we hope it will prove useful in sifting through all the information on the market. After all, we should be able to use technology to our benefit. You’re looking for an app that lets you […]

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Green Urban Efforts Series Part 4 – Philadelphia, PA

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I spent the first 26 years of my life in Pennsylvania, and the first things that come to mind when I think of Philadelphia are cheese steaks, the Liberty Bell, and a bustling big city atmosphere. Now, it’s time to shed a new, greener light on all things Philly! First up, “The City of Brotherly Love” […]

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Cooking with Less Kilowatts: Maple Chipotle Pulled Barbecue Chicken Flatbread

Cooking with Less Kilowatts: Maple Chipotle Pulled Barbecue Chicken Flatbreads

Welcome to Cooking with Less Kilowatts! There is nothing better than sitting down in the evening to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. But did you know that changing what you do in the kitchen can make an impact on your monthly electricity bill? Each week, I will help you find ways to cook using less energy while still getting a satisfying, flavorful meal. Trust me […]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part 7: Crisis and Innovation

Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part 7: Crisis and Innovation

Since the first incandescent light bulb lit up streets in 1879, electricity has been as indispensable a tool as fire. As a science and technology, it leap-frogged humans from the Industrial age to the Electronics Age to the Information age. As an industry, it has played both the conniving villain and the law-abiding citizen plagued […]

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How Can High Temperatures Affect My Texas Electricity Bill?

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High summer temperatures in Texas mean running your air conditioner longer. Let’s say you’ve set your AC at 72°F. Because of the heat, your system is running frequently, which means you’re using a lot of electricity: around 3,500 watts/hour for a 3 ton central air unit. While it probably won’t be running continuously (if it’s working properly, […]

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LED Lighting Series Part V: How LED Lighting is Changing the Face of Our Cities

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Over the course of the Bounce Energy LED Lighting Series, we’ve shared the basics of what makes LED lighting energy efficient and financially sensible, as well as how to implement LED lighting into your own backyard. We’ve also given you tips on how you can bring LED light into your kitchen, dining room, and living […]

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Cooking with Less Kilowatts: Tangy Grilled Beef Filet and Veggie Kabobs

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Welcome to Cooking with Less Kilowatts! There is nothing better than sitting down in the evening to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. But did you know that changing what you do in the kitchen can make an impact on your monthly electricity bill? Each week, I will help you find ways to cook using less energy while still getting a satisfying, flavorful meal. Trust me […]

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It’s Hot Outside: 6 Ways to Stay Cool Without Overworking Your Air Conditioner

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A Texas heat wave is never fun. And, if you’ve pushed your AC up to 80 degrees because of a Peak Event, it can be daunting. Current weather forecasts show we’re still in for high temperatures throughout the rest of the month. So, if you need ways to stay comfortable without breaking your budget, here […]

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