Posts Tagged “electricity”


Illuminate Your Little One’s Room with 3 Great Night Light Recommendations

Whether your child is afraid of the dark or you're afraid of tripping over toys when you look in on your kid in the middle of the night, a good night light is a necessity. We've collected three fantastic night lights to help you light up your little one's room with class [...]

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Fun with Less Kilowatts: Part 3 – Chemical Energy

Welcome to our new series - Fun with Less Kilowatts. Each week, we'll provide a different fun and educational activity for kids to teach them about energy. Each exercise is easy, entertaining, fun, and educational. We hope this series helps gets kids interested in ener [...]

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Fun with Less Kilowatts: Part 2 – Wind Energy

Welcome to our new series - Fun with Less Kilowatts. Each week, we'll provide a different fun and educational activity for kids to teach them about energy. Each exercise is easy, entertaining, fun, and educational. We hope this series helps gets kids interested in ener [...]

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Fun with Less Kilowatts: Part 1 – Static Electricity

Welcome to our new series - Fun with Less Kilowatts. Each week, we'll provide a different fun and educational activity for kids to teach them about energy. Each exercise is easy, entertaining, fun, and educational. We hope this series helps gets kids interested in ener [...]

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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 [...]

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Reduce Your Energy Usage Today to Help the Texas Electricity Grid

Summers in Texas can get pretty unbearable, so we all enjoy blasting cold air to combat the heat and humidity bearing down upon us. But when too many of us use more energy than is available on the Texas energy grid, things can get ugly in a hurry. In order to stave off th [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Six: FERC and the Path to Deregulation

The first incandescent light bulb lit up streets in 1879, but took 50 years for electrical service to enter only a fraction of American homes. Innovation and entrepreneurial genius expanded service across the country — only to be short-circuited in the 1920's and 1930's by [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Five: Rules and Regulations

[caption id="attachment_16340" align="alignright" width="254"] President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Image courtesty of https://en.wikipedia.org[/caption] Even though the first incandescent light bulb lit up streets in 1879, it took 50 years for electrical service to enter [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Four: Technology and Utilities

[caption id="attachment_16076" align="alignleft" width="241"] Samuel Insull, inventor of the powerpool grid and entrepreneur. Image courtesy of wikipedia.org.[/caption] When Thomas Edison first lit streets with an incandescent light bulb in 1879, it took 50 years for ele [...]

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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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