Making Sense of Energy

Yearly archive for 2014

Holiday Energy Saving Tips for in the Kitchen

Holiday Energy Saving Tips for in the Kitchen

There are plenty of ways to save on daily expenses, for example, using youtube to mp3 shark to download music. or getting the best dental insurance. Everyone is looking for the best ways to save when shopping for essentials and looking for promo codes or coupons to […]

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Utility Deregulation No Culprit in Alberta’s Rates

Utility Deregulation No Culprit in Alberta’s Rates

Article ran in Real Estate Management Industry (REMI) News Recent findings from an industry analyst report argues the case that utility deregulation has had little negative effect on Alberta’s commercial and residential consumers. On the contrary, energy consulting firm, Solution 105, found that deregulation has lowered electricity […]

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Florida Utilities Want to Cut Back Energy Efficiency Programs

Florida Utilities Want to Cut Back Energy Efficiency Programs

Big utility companies in Florida want the state’s regulators to allow them to cut back energy-efficiency programs over the next five years. Whilst wanting to save money on other utilities makes sense (find out how to switch your water supplier to do just that, as one example), […]

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Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Emission Plan

Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Emission Plan

In the United States the Obama administration has used the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose a policy that will limit emissions from power-plants, since about 40 percent of greenhouse gases in the US are a result of energy consumption. The EPA came through with a proposal […]

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Is the New Enmax Choose Free Option a Good Choice for You?

Is the New Enmax Choose Free Option a Good Choice for You?

Enmax has come out recently with an updated Choose Free rate. This time around the rate is 7.79 cents per kWh (down from 8.48 cents). The rest of their offer is pretty well the same as the original Choose Free Option. You have to sign up gas […]

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Solar Power in Alberta Hits a Milestone

Solar Power in Alberta Hits a Milestone

Alberta has seen a 49 percent jump in generating capacity of solar power over the last year. Last Thursday it hit a record of 5,001 kilowatts of generating capacity. Alberta Energy data states that there are now 1,106 solar systems installed in Alberta and connected to the […]

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Submetering: A Benefit to Everyone

Submetering: A Benefit to Everyone

If you are the owner or operator of a large office tower, retail mall, or chain of stores, you have an important responsibility to reduce energy usage. To become more aware of your electricity, gas, and water usage, the smart choice is submetering. Solution 105 enables you […]

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Go Green this Halloween!

Go Green this Halloween!

Halloween has arrived and soon hoards of ghosts and goblins will be at your doorstep. There are some things you can do specifically on Halloween to reduce energy use which are so easy to do; what springs to mind first is the kind of windows that are […]

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Switching to Renewable Energy – Weighing Opinions

Switching to Renewable Energy – Weighing Opinions

Alberta’s new Premier Jim Prentice has taken an active approach to Alberta’s energy issues. According to an article published in the Financial Post’s FP Comment he has been commenting on using renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power using a wind or solar power company, […]

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Invention of LED Technology Win Nobel Prize for Physics

Invention of LED Technology Win Nobel Prize for Physics

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics last week for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED). The award is meant to recognize an invention that has had the greatest benefit to mankind. This invention spurred the development of LED technology to use as interior or […]

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