Editorial: Revisiting Electrification

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Editorial: Revisiting Electrification

We need to stop burning natural gas if we want to meet our ultimate emissions targets.

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Editorial: The New Energy Star Homes Standards: A Rater's Perspective

Author: Jim Cavallo
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May 01, 2006

        Every year on July 4, I’ve found myself listening to a reading of the Declaration of Independence on National Public Radio. Perhaps because I am advancing in age, ... [continue reading]


Living Up to Our Values

Author: Mary James
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March 21, 2006

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Editorial: The Next Big Thing

Author: Alan Meier
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March 02, 2006

        I am sometimes asked what I believe will be the next new use of energy or the next big efficiency measure. I made a couple of lucky calls in ... [continue reading]


Editorial: Milk, Melons, and Smaller Refrigerators

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 2006

        One seemingly irreversible trend in American homes is the growing refrigerator. This is particularly puzzling because the average household size is shrinking. What do people put in there? We ... [continue reading]


Editorial: In Praise of Weatherization

September 01, 2005

Home Energy receives dozens of e-mails each month from people who find out about us through our Web site, maybe read an article or two from our archives, and write us about problems they are ... [continue reading]


My Discouraging Visit to Costco

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1999

A new Costco recently opened near my home and I--with family in tow--had to inspect its huge aisles chock-a-block full of megasize detergent containers and diapers by the ton. While the kids were distracted by the toys and free food samples, my attention turned to the appliances. [continue reading]

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To  Evaluate Window Films

Steve Capoccia

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To Evaluate Window Films

Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80% ...

Taming the Other Energy Hog Lurking in the Basement

Joanna Mauer

Taming the Other Energy Hog Lurking in the Basement

Last summer, DOE issued new efficiency standards for furnace fans, which are a little-known energy hog that may be lurking ...

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