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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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Lower Your Usage and Save with Bounce Back Energy Savings

Back in the day, Bounce Energy created a nifty program called Peak Rewards. The point of this fun feature was simple: if you lowered your energy usage when Texas needed it most (typically the depths of the summer), we’d reward you on your next bill. Well, after 2 successfu [...]

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What Happened to the 2014 Hurricane Season?

[caption id="attachment_14942" align="alignright" width="400"] 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.[/caption] For the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has gotten its predi [...]

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Plan Spotlight: Executive and Preferred Membership Plans

Looking for something new and interesting from your favorite Texas electricity company? Wanting a fresh twist on the traditional idea of what an electricity plan could be? Look no further than the Executive Membership and Preferred Membership plans from Bounce Energy! These [...]

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4 Ways to Reduce Stress During Your Daily Commute

[caption id="attachment_14786" align="alignright" width="300"] Driver image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Picture this: you wake up and get ready for work, sit in traffic while commuting to your job, and then work all day - only to get back in [...]

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The US Natural Gas Update for Fall 2014

[caption id="attachment_14736" align="alignright" width="480"] Natural Gas Storage as of 08/29/2014. Image courtesy of http://www.eia.gov/.[/caption] Last winter's whirling blob of arctic atmosphere, the Polar Vortex, paid several chilly winter visits to the United States [...]

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Texas, ERCOT, and the Electricity Outlook for Summer 2014

[caption id="attachment_14279" align="alignright" width="300"] Image Air_Conditioners_2865.JPG By Alvimann courtesy of Morguefile.com[/caption] According to predictions from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) meteorologist Chris Coleman, the chances are v [...]

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