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Better Know your Electricity History Series, Part Three: Rural Electrification Act

Next up in our Better Know your Electricity series is focusing on the Rural Electrification Act. The Rural Electrification Act was one of the most important parts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It was passed by Congress in 1936 to give those in rural Americ [...]

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Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse.  Images courtesy Wikipedia

Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Two: The War of Currents

[caption id="attachment_15875" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse. Images courtesy Wikipedia[/caption] When Thomas Edison’s successful, long-lasting incandescent light bulb first lit streets in 1879, it took 50 years for [...]

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Spring & Summer 2015: Weather Forecast & Your Energy Bill

Cold temperatures and new blankets of snow or ice in some parts of the country argue that winter’s not done yet. With Easter hopping into town on April 5, a lot of folks in the northeast are hoping their local egg hunt won’t get cancelled by a sudden blizzard. This pa [...]

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Get Out Your Green Thumb! 7 Spring Tips for the Inexperienced Gardener

Though the fives inches of fresh snow in the areas of Pennsylvania and New York try to tell us all otherwise, Spring has SPRUNG! That means gardening season is lurking beneath the brown leaf litter outside. Time to begin planning your plantings. But if you’re still a newbi [...]

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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[/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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