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The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Across the country – from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina – eclipse glasses were sold out and sighting plans were made. Some even traveled hundreds of miles to see this rare phenomenon – the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. On August… Continue Reading →

The Future of Electric Utilities – Leveraging the Smart Grid

One bright spring day, I was enjoying the warming weather and sunny skies. Not a cloud in the sky, but nonetheless, the power suddenly went out. In the spring in Atlanta, we are accustomed to power interruptions when thunderstorms roll… Continue Reading →

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day! Office Efficiency Tips from ENERGY STAR

Lead your business to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day and “Green Up” your office with ENERGY STAR efficiency tips that are sure to save energy and money! 1) Avoid excessive use… Continue Reading →

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

The controversial policy of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and its benefits and costs to society have been debated ever since Benjamin Franklin first jokingly suggested getting people out of bed earlier to conserve candles in 1784. Read the brief history behind… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Claim Your Energy Efficiency Tax Credits This Season!

Use the links below to check out which energy efficiency federal tax credits you may qualify for before you file and be sure to take a look at additional state-level incentives to get the most bang for your buck or… Continue Reading →

March Madness Takes over Natural Gas Market

March Madness is just around the corner and the natural gas bears appear to be shutting down any Hail Mary shots the bulls are taking to push this market higher. To close out the “typical” winter season term, the March… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Demand Drives Price Volatility

The bulls and bears are having a turf war over the natural gas market. The February contract rolled off the board on Friday at $3.391 per MMBtu, nearly 14% below the January contract, after experiencing a large swing throughout the… Continue Reading →

Be thankful for energy savings with some Thanksgiving Day efficiency tips!

Burton Energy Group would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving and extend some energy-saving tips to all those hosting Turkey Day this year. When everyone is arriving – Avoid wasting indoor heat by making sure the front door… Continue Reading →

Kennedy’s Cause: Let Your Inner Beauty SHINE

  One of the perks of my job is that I have the opportunity to attend a variety of client functions and charitable events, and none are more meaningful than Kennedy’s Cause.  The foundation’s namesake, Kennedy Hubbard, is the daughter… Continue Reading →

A Year in Review and Looking Ahead

As 2015 finished, the three Managing Partners at Burton Energy Group reflected on the past year and what they are looking forward to in the upcoming year. See the recent interview below. Amanda P (AP): Looking back on 2015, what… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas Prices Remain at Bargain Levels

Natural gas prices continue to trade at a great bargain for consumers.  For the 13th consecutive month, the natural gas contract settled below $3 per MMBtu.  The February contract settled at $2.189 per MMBtu, the lowest February settlement this market… Continue Reading →

Are You Really Getting The Lowest Rate?

When shopping for a natural gas supplier for your home, it is advisable to review pricing from at least 3 suppliers, if not more.  Keep in mind, you are getting the same product from everyone, so you do not want… Continue Reading →

Going Green with a Leaf!

I recently sat down with Managing Partner Mark Breuker to learn about his recent switch to an electric-only vehicle. See what I learned in the interview below! Amanda P (AP): Thank you Mark for sitting down with me today to… Continue Reading →

Residential Gas Buying Options

In Georgia, only natural gas is deregulated for customers behind Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) and Liberty Utilities, giving customer the power to choose their supplier/ marketer.  AGLC/ Liberty are responsible for storing and distributing natural gas while marketers are… Continue Reading →

PolicyWatch: Demystifying Smart Meters

      Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…        ComEd has been grabbing a lot of headlines with their initiative to install Smart Meters for all of their… Continue Reading →

PolicyWatch: DOE Tool Helps Consumers Find Energy Efficiency Funding

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…   The start of a new year always brings new changes, and 2014 is no different with respect to energy efficiency. Watching the Presidential State… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Hawaii Pushes for 100% Clean Energy by 2050

        Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…     Hawaii state legislators are pushing to make Hawaii the first US state to use 100% clean energy by… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Georgia PSC Approves Rate Increase

      Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…   In the days leading up to Christmas, many Georgia residents received an unwanted gift from the Georgia Public Service Commission… Continue Reading →

PolicyWatch – Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies

          Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced bi-partisan legislation that challenges ethanol’s status as… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Michigan Considers 100% Energy Deregulation

      Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…      Michigan State Representative Mike Shirkey has proposed legislation that will eliminate the limit on competition in the electric retail… Continue Reading →

U.S. Gov’t Increases Energy Budget in FY2014

  Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…     If the allocation of U.S. budget funds gives us an idea of how the federal government prioritizes the needs of the… Continue Reading →

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