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5 Tips for Weather-Ready Emergency Planning

With winter weather hammering the Northeast, and tornado season quickly approaching in the South and Midwest, now is a great time to begin thinking about disaster preparedness. Specifically, let's discuss some DIY ways to stare down the fury of Mother Nature. First thing [...]

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Introducing the Better Know Your Electricity History Series: Part One – Contentious Inventors

Amisdt all the wind turbines and electronic gadgets surrounding us now, we often forget that electrical service is only about 85 years old. In spite of Thomas Edison’s invention of a long-lasting (and marketable) incandescent light bulb in 1879, it took nearly 50 years to [...]

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Should We Believe Phil’s Hype? The Spring 2015 Weather Outlook

[caption id="attachment_13545" align="alignright" width="300"] This isn't Punxatawney Phil, but it's still a groundhog.[/caption] Punxsutawney Phil has done it again. Yanked out of his burrow, the wee beastie was forced to blurt out his prognostic finding by his handlers [...]

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Weather, Electricity Prices, & You: the Winter 2015 Natural Gas Update

[caption id="attachment_15598" align="alignright" width="360"] Buried Natural Gas Line image courtesy of snowbear at morguefile.com[/caption] More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever before. Texas uses the fuel for more than half its generation, whil [...]

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Cheers to the New Year! Enroll in Bounce Back Energy Savings

Are you ready to start lowering your energy bills in 2015? Of course you are! If you're like me, you perpetually have New Year's Resolutions like "Save Money" or "Budget More Effectively." Lucky for you, Bounce Energy has your best interests at heart, courtesy of Bounce Back [...]

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Happy New Year from Bounce Energy!

Welcome to 2015! We hoped you celebrated the passing of one year into the next on New Year’s Eve in an entertaining – yet still responsible – manner with your friends and family. Here at Bounce Energy, we spend the night reminiscing all the great things that happened o [...]

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Checkin’ Out the Cold: Our 2014-2015 Winter Weather Outlook

[caption id="attachment_15380" align="alignright" width="300"] Wintertime El Nino Pattern image courtesy of the ENSO Blog at Climate.gov[/caption] Much of the weather forecasts for this winter have relied upon the emergence of a weak El Niño this winter. There's just bee [...]

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech Geek in Your Life

[caption id="attachment_15181" align="alignright" width="300"] Santa has really embraced electronics in his workshop at the North Pole.[/caption] Unless you're on top of the latest techno-trends or charged up over the newest gadget, then you already know that holiday shop [...]

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The US Natural Gas Outlook for 2014-2015 Winter

Natural gas as a generator fuel dominates four of seven areas in the United States. Texas and the Western States rely on natural gas for more than 50%. Florida uses nearly 70%. And over 95% of the fuel consumed in the Northeastern states (including New York) for generating e [...]

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5 Top Apps to Help You Survive Black Friday

Ok, here's the operation. This will be a predawn insertion — boots on the ground at 0430. When you detach your safety harness and exit the vehicle, your squad will head straight for the entrance. Do not — I repeat — do not engage until you have entered the building and [...]

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