Published in “December 2009”


A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep: Save Money in 2010 by Lowering Your Electricity Bill

So here we are on the cusp of 2010, the year of the Android OS battle with the iPhone, possible introduction of an Apple Tablet (rain or shine or Microsoft?) and a slew of other technological innovations that will have people chomping at the bit to get a piece of the gadget [...]

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How Smart is your Meter?

Coming soon to your neighborhood (if it hasn’t already arrived) – a new electricity meter, aka the “Smart  Meter.”  Not that interested?  Well, you should be.  These meters are the beginning of a new infrastructure to provide you with the too [...]

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Interested in Last-Minute Eco Gift Ideas or Holiday Eco Tips?

Then hop on over to Project Greenify for a quick rundown of Inhabitat's awesome Green Gift Guide. If you've missed the series of blogs offering eco friendly holiday tips, check out the two posts below: 12 Days of Christmas Conservation: Days 1-6 12 Days of Christma [...]

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Happy Holidays from Bounce Energy

We, at Bounce Energy, would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and a good New Year. Thank you to our loyal customers and to the customers we've gained this year. A special thank you to everyone who has become a fan of Bounce Energy on Facebook. Because of them, we were able t [...]

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12 Days of Christmas Conservation: Days 7-12

We've concluded our blog series on Project: Greenify about 12 Days of Christmas Conservation. For the last half of our series, we share more gift ideas, decorating tips, how to green your holiday party, and what to do with the tree after Christmas is over. So now Christm [...]

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Making a Bright Decision with LED Holiday Lights

I’ve seen LED Holiday lights in the stores more and more these days and wasn’t sure how they were any different than the standard strands of lights. What made LED lights so different? It turns out that light emitting diodes (LED's) are used in a variety of items that [...]

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12 Days of Christmas Conservation: Days 1-6

Over on Project: Greenify, we're counting down the days to Christmas and also giving you useful holiday tips everyday leading up to the big day. Find tips on how to save energy around your house, picking environmentally friendly gifts, and how to decorate your house without [...]

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Tips to Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire

With the purchase of a real Christmas tree, there is a certain amount of responsibility that comes with it, especially in regards to fire safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2007 there were approximately 250 home fires per year that st [...]

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Federal Stimulus Appliance Rebate Program for Texas

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced on Friday, Dec. 11, that Texas will use approximately $23 million in federal stimulus funds for a mail-in rebate program for consumers who purchase certain energy efficient household appliances.The trouble is, because there is only $23 [...]

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Blown Cellulose Insulation: Frustrations and Advice

I was looking for a new tool to cut circles in ductwork sheet metal when I stumbled onto Ourfixerupper.com.   It's the adventures of a couple working on their first home: a lovely Victorian Italianate in upstate New York.One of the sections they cover i [...]

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